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Retro-a-Gogo: Hot Topic Channels ‘The Craft’ (1996)

It is better that you should rush upon this blade than enter Hot Topic without splurging on merch from the single greatest teen Witchery film in history, 1996’s ‘The Craft’. Hot Topic has officially licensed, gorgeous goth-y merchandise in the form of jewelry and clothing, including some adorable plus-sized pieces — so much black! And pentacles for the Wiccan in your life who’s birthday is coming up. This is one of my favorite films for a lot of reasons. Even though it was what the cast called an ‘effects film’, they use those effects sparingly and…

Tragic Kingdom: Missing Kurt Cobain 25 Years Later

If you lucked out and got to be part of Generation X, you probably remember where you were when you heard the news that Nirvana’s charismatic and troubled frontman had died. For a lot of us, Kurt Cobain was music. It’s not that what he was singing about was edgy, but that Nirvana found that place inside you that hurt, that screamed, that thought independently, and screamed it at you from a stage. Danced guitar rifts behind it, shredded and loud. This isn’t going to be an article about Nirvana — something I plan to do…