How ghosting became the default ending to so much human interaction.
By M. H. Miller Nineteenth-century spirit photographs by William H. Mumler convinced the public (including Mary Todd Lincoln, left) that the artist could capture the ghosts of the dead.
NOTES ON THE CULTURE
Horror movies are always a good reflection of the culture that created them. In the 1980s, as if in response to the repressive evangelical movement gaining hold in American politics, grotesque body horror (“The Fly,” “Society”) became a defining genre,...
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