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Jun.15.2010
Here I am at the Borderlands Cafe on Valencia.  The Morbid Curiosity art show is still up, if you'd like to swing by.  Hope it makes you as happy as it makes me.
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Jun.09.2010
I met Jane Falkenberg when she was showing the painting “Rose of Sorrow” at the World Horror Convention in Denver in 2000. I picked up her card in the art show, dropped her a note, and asked if I could use her painting for the cover of Morbid Curiosity #4. Over the course of the magazine, I...
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Jun.08.2010
Just a reminder:  the Morbid Curiosity art show is up at the Borderlands Cafe until the end of June.  I'd like to introduce you to the participants. The bulk of Suzanne Dechnik’s work—as published in Morbid Curiosity—dissected her relationship to Catholicism. The techniques she employed ranged from...
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Jun.04.2010
For 10 years, Morbid Curiosity was a one-of-a-kind cult magazine which gained a devoted following for its celebration of absurd, grotesque, and poignant tales — all true — submitted from across the country and around the world. Last year Scribner collected many of editor Loren Rhoads’s favorite...
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Jun.01.2010
WANT A PIECE OF MORBID CURIOSITY? The look of Morbid Curiosity magazine was defined by underground and outsider artists.  Drawing from punk rock collage, Goth fashion design, and fine arts photography, the magazine’s illustrators explored the inevitability of decay, especially the beauty of the...
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May.27.2010
The look of Morbid Curiosity magazine was defined by underground and outsider artists.  Drawing from punk rock collage, Goth fashion design, and fine arts photography, the magazine's illustrators explored the inevitability of decay, especially the beauty of the skull beneath the skin. Morbid...
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Feb.07.2010
One of my favorite parts of the Morbid Curiosity reading at the Hypnodrome was to see what the performers chose to wear.  Russell Blackwood sported an exquisite black on black smoking jacket, which imparted a nice sense of decadence to the evening.  Dana Fredsti went with courtesan chic to read...
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Feb.06.2010
Frank Burch, not his real name, remains a man of mystery.  He came to Morbid Curiosity through a colleague who'd contributed to the first issue.  Both of them were academics with a morbid bent.  She published her story under her own name.  His, no less true, required a pseudonym.  He wanted to tell...
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Feb.05.2010
When I started putting the Morbid book together, I had to make a lot of hard choices about what essays would go in.  Some contributors gave me pieces for multiple issues, compounding the dilemma.  Dana Fredsti was one of those. Dana wrote about working with big cats, especially a tiger named...
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Feb.04.2010
To my amazement and pleasure, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in Nonfiction.  The next round of voting will determine whether it makes the actual ballot of nominees, then it goes to a vote for the award. I'm startled to get to this point.  I've...