the man in ecstasy and the man drowning both throw up their arms.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Artur Galchin is one of the inmates featured in the 2011 documentary Russia’s Toughest Prisons. He is serving a 21-year sentence at Vladimir Central for murdering his wife and brother-in-law, whom he said were belligerent drunks that were keeping his daughter awake. After warning them twice to quiet down, he stabbed them both to death. Galchin has spent most of his life in and out of prison, and he showed off the tattoos he’s gotten over the years, including the Latin phrase on his chest that reads Cor ne adito! He explained it means “Don’t rip your heart” then paused before adding, “I just don’t have one anymore.”
Saturday, September 24, 2016
As a long-time fan and supporter of (and occasional contributor to) Horror, Sleaze and Trash, it is my most horrifying, sleaziest, and trashiest honor to be joining Ben in official capacity as editor of HST Quarterly, a new series of chapbooks combining the best of what's been published here with original writing and artwork.
The inaugural issue is set to drop in October, and print copies will be available for five USD (includes shipping). In addition to this, a free ebook will also be available to any and all takers. To preorder your hand-made, limited edition copy, simply PayPal funds to email@example.com. Ebooks available from the same address.
It's good to be here. Now back to work.
This alien-like creature has been discovered 12,139 feet below the surface of the ocean. It was discovered by NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer near Guam in the western Pacific Ocean. It has been described by scientists as a “stunningly beautiful jellyfish” and is believed to be an entirely new species.
Friday, September 23, 2016
A bullet hole and bloodied page in the diary of suspected New York bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami when he was captured. Rahami, 28, was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey. He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Object of the Week: Cosmetic Tube, Roman Empire, Eastern Mediterranean, 400-499. 54.1.100. http://ow.ly/Whn4303n6Io.
This cosmetic tube with four compartments is one of the largest and most elaborate objects of its kind. Presumably, it was intended for display, since the complex superstructure makes it virtually unusable as a container. The compartments were made by pinching a tubular parison (gob of glass) vertically to form diaphragms. The wall was decorated by attaching a trail to the side of each compartment just above the base and drawing it up to the rim in eight folds. Each of these four trails was then covered by another trail, which was attached to the lip, pulled down over the entire length of the folds, and pinched in a series of horizontal projections.