Forefather: Metal against the modern world

Founded in England in 1997 by brothers Athelstan and Wulfstan, Forefather has released six albums, winning acclaim from critics and fans for its distinctive brand of Metal. In contrast to…

AC2012: A dead British occultist runs for US President

“Change we can be skeptical about” is one slogan of a campaign to promote the deceased British occultist Aleister Crowley for US President. AC2012, the campaign behind the infamous Magus,…

Beautiful, Dirty, Politics

Republican Congresswomen are more “feminine” than their counterparts in the Democratic Party. But Republican Congressmen are “less masculine” than Democrat Congressmen. This is the slightly surprising conclusion of a recent…

Etheric body: Fashion and the image of God

A revolution was spreading across Europe during the 16th century. In what would become known as the Protestant Reformation the rebels were not just acting against the power of the…

The Black Belt Way of Life

Richard Andrew King is the founder of the Karate Institute of America and the author of more than ten books, including The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a…

Mishima: the aesthetics of action

It has been more than four decades since Yukio Mishima — Japanese playwright, modern samurai, nationalist, bodybuilder, and all round enigma — sent a shock wave through Japan by committing…

T’ai Chi: New World Consciousness

Bill Douglas is the author of Complete Idiot’s Guide to T’ai Chi and QiGong and the founder of World T’ai Chi Day. We talked to him about mind-body arts, and…

Olympic Zen: the athletic body in 2012

They were first held in around 700 BC, in honor of the Greek god Zeus. Women and non-Greeks were banned. But, today, the Olympics is a global event, pitting the…

Militant feminine: vanguards of style

In 2012 Moschino launched its collection of military chic womenswear in Milan. In mostly black and white with touches of “girly pink,” the brand’s final statement on war seemed to…