Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Our Motto, 1883, by J. W. Dorrington.
Anika Burgess of Atlas Obscura posted a gallery of images from the book As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society 1850-1930, which has a forward by David Byrne.
With the growth of membership came a rise in the creation of artwork, which is explored in the book As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society 1850-1930. Divided into the types of imagery, such as banners, magic lanterns and ritual objects, the book also examines how new technologies, such as the invention of the chromolithograph, created new means of expression.
Taco Bell’s new Illuminati-themed ad campaign spurred a warning from southern rocker Charlie Daniels: “Hey Taco Bell The Illuminati is not a frivolous subject,” Daniels tweeted last night. My favorite response? “Welcome to Taco Bell, Mr. Daniels, can I take your NEW WORLD ORDER?” Of course, Daniels, best known for the 1979 rousing hit “The […]
The Freemasons. Fight Club. The Bilderberg Group. The Illuminati. The Watcher’s Council. The Knights Templar. The Order of the Phoenix. Bookburners is available from Amazon. Bookburners, out now from Saga Press, is about a team of experts trying to keep magic from breaking out all over the world. It’s a secret team inside a (fictional) […]
Allison Meier at Hyperallergic has a fascinating look at The American Folk Art Museum’s exhibit of classic secret society folk art.
Gather round, young and old — and hear tales of bygone days. Back in olden times, citizens would mass at a house of coffee, wherein skilled java alchemists would concoct special blends and apply artisanal wizardry to make each steaming chalice an appointment for the taste buds. Granted, said wizards, once known as baristas, were […]
The last few weeks have given us all a lot to think about. As we watched stores close, Costco lines snake through parking lots and items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper disappear everywhere like they were Lady Gaga tickets, there’s one significant takeaway it’s safe to say we all can agree on. We should […]
Whether it was Bach or Chopin, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, there was someone whose mastery on the piano made you think, wow, I wish I knew how to do that. It’s a singular, almost timeless skill — and if you love music, there’s no […]