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Fashion

Morticians Explain How People Choose Their Last Outfits

From a simple shroud to Aretha Franklin's multiple costume changes, here's how to pick the clothes you'd literally be caught dead in.
Ilise S. Carter
12.11.18
Church

The Terrible Tales of a Lizard-Smoking, Blood-Drinking Satanic Cult in Aligarh

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
6.11.18
Premieres

Oh Look, It's a Different (and Better) Pop Song Released Today

Welcoming Ritual's first track of 2017, "Real Feels", featuring a hot verse from Denzel Curry.
Noisey Staff
4.7.17
Travel

My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan

Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.
Denis Vejas
11.30.16
apples

Why Apple Bobbing Is Actually a Female Fertility Ritual

Apple-bobbing is more than just a watery Halloween game. Throughout history, it has been the dominion of witches, sex, love, and women—an act of enchantment rather than simple pomaceous fondling.
Nell Frizzell
10.30.16
WITCHES

This Baker Is Turning 17th Century Witches’ Broth Into Pie

Four hundred years after the trial of Lancashire’s Pendle witches—12 men and women executed for witchcraft and murder—baker Christine Turner makes pies inspired by the broth served at their illicit gatherings.
Johanna Derry
10.26.16
Religion

Voodoo Puts the Skull in These Dark Sculptures

Haitian Vodou gets cast in a new light by London-based artist Pierre Santos.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
10.5.16
Art

Siberian Shamanism Invites You into a Trance at This Installation

In ‘Ongon,’ artist Abraham Brody attempts to bring the shamanic experience into an art gallery.
DJ Pangburn
9.17.16
Photo

Photos from Japan's Ancient Bullfighting Ritual

In Spain, matador vs bull often ends in at least one gory death. Japan's centuries-old tradition sees two bulls peacefully wrestling one another.
Luke Van Aurich
6.30.16
Art

Ritual, Fetish and Infinity Collide in a Memory Theater

Artist Srijon Chowdhury creates theatrical art installation inspired by ancient and medieval information storage devices.
DJ Pangburn
5.15.16
vegetables

Mangelwurzels Make the Creepiest Jack-o-Lanterns

In the Somerset town of Hinton St. George, locals mark Halloween with "Punkies," hollowed-out mangolds or mangelwurzels (a type of beetroot) containing a lit candle.
Angela Hui
10.30.15
Gallery

The Swiss Custom of Voting While Shitfaced

Landsgemeinde is a wonderful chance to get hammered in public and vote for a farmer to be your "city captain".
Evan Ruetsch, Words by Michel Schultheiss
5.13.15
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