Category Archives: Dark arts
We’ve got bad gays, can-can dancers and pataphysicians, we’ve got a Black Pope, an Expressionist Joan of Arc and the Last Emperor of Mexico. Won’t you join us?
Dreaming rebels, dames and showgirls, emphatic queers and seekers of the Elysian Fields
A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!
A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.
From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.
Ironfoot Jack, Umm Kulthum, Jack Parsons, Harry Crosby… it’s a Strange Flowers Film Festival!
Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.
A century since the “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton, thundered into existence
Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today
A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.
“Waken, and do what you will”: Occultist/rocket scientist Jack Parsons, born in Pasadena in 1914