The Challenges of Showing the Artifacts of an Early European Wax Museum Today

Hyperallergic, May 2016

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I spoke to the founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum and the curator of the House of Wax exhibit about the challenges of exhibiting antique ethnographic models, and how they’ll be handled as the collection moves to the Alamo Cinema & Drafthouse.


Ash vs Evil Dead: Bruce Campbell Is Making an Ash of Himself, October 2015

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Bruce Campbell filled us in on playing Ash again, his hatred of sex scenes, and his love of marijuana.

It’s Okay to Giggle at the Clown Funeral

Atlas Obscura, February 2016

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On the first Sunday in February, a funeral took place at All Saints Church in Haggerston, North London. At the beginning of the proceedings, clowns entered the church anarchically, causing a ruckus, poking people with puppets, and brandishing balloon animals. This was to be expected, for the occasion was the Grimaldi Service—London’s annual clown funeral.


An Exhibition to Mark the Canonization of Saint Bowie

Hyperallergic, March 2016

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There has been a David Bowie-shaped void in the souls of many since January 10. His death has affected so many worlds — music, film, art, fashion. For those who still need to share their feelings and fandom with others, you can mourn amid some vivid visual tributes at the Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn.


A Match Made in Heaven: The Tinder for People Who Work in Death

Broadly/Vice, February 2016

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With, finding love as a mortician, EMT, or anatomical illustrator has never been so easy.


13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London

Mental Floss, March 2016

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Christopher Skaife has worked at the Tower of London for 11 years, and has many stories to tell about both the ravens and the Tower. Recently, mental_floss visited him to learn more about his unique job.


9 Things We Learned at London’s Crime Museum Uncovered Exhibit

Mental Floss, February 2016

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For almost 150 years, London’s Metropolitan Police have maintained a private collection of criminal memorabilia.


Searching for 666 Love: A Night of Speed Metal Dating

Noisey/Vice, April 2016

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Love is in the air. But there’s also a fog machine.

Comedian Dave Hill is hosting and DJing the inaugural “Speed Metal Speed Dating” event at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus (tagline: “Meet that special someone who will follow you to the depths of hell while listening to speed metal and other awesome forms of heavy metal”).