Posts tagged "goths"

Scientists Explain Why Goths Stay Goths For Life

By middle age, most punk rockers have retired their safety pins and ravers have tossed their giant pants. But a lot of goths stay clad in black, reading sad poetry, well past their twenties. Dr. Paul Hodkinson, a sociologist at Surrey University who has been studying goths since the 1990s, explained why the angsty…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 16, 2013

Leave The Goths Alone!

Manchester, home of the original goth Morrissey, is the first city to recognize alternative subcultures as motivation for hate crimes. Just last week the police force announced that it will now be illegal to harass or harm in any way goths, punks and emos. The police were inspired to protect these groups against hate…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2013

TV Talk Show Flashback: All The Punks, Goths & Club Kids Your Parents Were Afraid You Might Become

Talk shows in the '80s and early '90s were obsessed with sussing out the latest subculture and parading it on display for the entire world to gawk at. Whether goth, punk, club kid or something in between, shows like Phil Donahue, Maury Povitch and Ricki Lake steadily trotted out what they considered "freaks." Take thi…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2013

Sadly, Goth Day At Disneyland Comes But Once A Year

Scenic picture time! This is a shot from a recent, very special Goth Day at Disneyland. Now in its 12th year, "Bats Day in the Fun Park" is an annual outing of area goths to the West Coast's largest amusement park. Because why not? It sure looks weird, and they do have a haunted house…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

Anatomy Of An Amazing News Story: Jamie Oliver + Joy Division = Gothpocalypse

What do you get when you combine celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and a backhoe? This sounds like the beginning of a raunchy riddle, but it's totally real, and the answer may surprise you. Apparently Oliver was excavating a basement for a new restaurant in Manchester when he stumbled upon some legit buried treasure, including the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2012

Nerd Girl Porn: 13 Hot Film Goths

I'm looking forward to to seeing Sean Penn's upcoming film, "This Must Be The Place," where he plays a rich, depressed '80s musician married to a fire fighter. His character, Cheyenne, is loosely based on director Paul Sorrentino and Robert Smith of The Cure with a dash of Iggy Pop and David Byrne -- which…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2012

Better Than Bird Watching: Goths Up Trees

Here's another one to add to your list of ridiculously amusing Tumblr blogs: Goths Up Trees, which documents the fascinating phenomenon of, well, goth people sitting in trees. It's only a couple weeks old, but already well stocked with photos that are graded on a 5-star rating system, taking into account such important factors a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 3, 2012

Cate Blanchett Was Goth?

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that blonde, blue-eyed beauty Cate Blanchett went through a goth phase. Really? I mean, I went through one, too, but I never would have expected that from prim and proper Cate. When asked in an interview about how her beauty regime has changed over time, Blanchett admitted,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 20, 2009

Dealbreaker: Bad Music Taste

There are so many things involved in attraction. From clothing to chemistry, a never-ending list of items can be turn-offs. But sometimes differences are a turn-on, from magnets to men, you know what they say: opposites attract. Still, some things are so repellent, they're dealbreakers. When my friend introduced me to a man who wa…
By: Jacqueline Frankel / April 14, 2008