BY Maggie Carr
on May 01, 2014
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab blends dark, romantic, and cruelty-free scents for folks who are into all things magickal, pagan, mythological, medieval, Victorian, and horror.
What does that mean? Basically, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab team uses their 15-plus years of experience in the homeopathy and aromatherapy fields to transform ideas (everything from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline series and medieval love poems) to super-wearable, but still unique, perfumes.
They have a mind-boggling assortment of scents (and massage and bath oils, too!) available for purchase on their website. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 03, 2013
Today is October 3rd, which means that the Mean Girls references will be pouring in on all social media fronts. In fact, they should just make October 3rd “Mean Girls Day”, whoever the “They” are who make holidays……
Here is a lovely list, thanks to Thought Catalog, of 20 movies that you may like if you like Mean Girls. WHICH IS EVERYONE.
Realtalk: Mean Girls completely validated my lifestyle as a teenager. I was a Janis Ian and so badly bullied that I practically faked sick everyday of 7th grade. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 21, 2013
Taara Tati, AKA Metal Mother, is an Oakland native whose music is anything but what you'd expect out of sunny California. Her industrial, avant-pop brings Enya to mind when you hear her echoing, supernatural vocals. The best way to describe her combination of experimental electronica and dark lyrics is as its own genre of "gloomcore." Metal Mother's expertly-produced "Doomdome" is off her latest full-length Ionika, an album full of eerie Game of Thrones soundtrack-esque songs. Read More
BY Jen Hazen
on Mar 12, 2011
Full disclosure: prior to watching British band Esben and the Witch play at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last Saturday, I hadn't listened to their entire full-length album, Violet Cries. (It released on Matador in February.) This is shameful for 2 reasons:
1. Goth is in my blood; My black, brooding blood. When Esben first released the single "Marching Song" in late 2010 I listened to it for two days straight. This obsessive cycle was only broken by Sisters of Mercy's "Dominion." See? Darkness. Gothness.2. Read More