Spiral Nature Magazine

Occult 'zines as cultural artifacts

In Treasure House of Pearls John Crow recently posted about the Theosophical journals he’s been going through in his research on Alan Bennett (interesting stuff, you should check it out). He commented on the “institutional memory” these journals leave behind – an enduring physical record of events that occurred: lectures given, essays shared between countries and their responses. While his post referred specifically to the Theosophical Society in comparison to the OTO, this echoed my experience
Christian Post

Kyle Busch Will Have Off-Season Surgery Next Month

Kyle Busch is the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ, which means a lot of celebrations and gatherings are expected to follow in the off-season. Unfortunately, that's not the case for the 30-year-old stock car professional driver, who is actually going to have a follow-up surgery on a couple of injuries he suffered in the season, particularly the left foot and right leg. Busch missed several races of the season, 11 to be exact, right after he broke his left foot and right leg in an accident dur
Culture Trip

The 12 Best Cities In The United States Of America To See Art

The United States of America has a dazzling array of art destinations, whether you have a passion for antiquities, Native American art, or puzzling modern installations, your ideal city is waiting. Many are housed in architecturally inspirational buildings, frequently worthwhile destinations in themselves. To plan ahead for your next dose of culture, check out our guide to the best art destinations in the US.

Pacers to Honor Crispus Attucks on Wednesday Night

Sportswriter William C. Rhoden described one of the most notable slights in a 2015 New York Times article about Attucks: After winning its first state championship in 1955, the team looked forward to the traditional ride on the fire truck from Butler Fieldhouse, now Hinkle, where the final was played every year, to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. But the team was not allowed to get off the truck at the circle for the traditional photo sessions. Instead, the fire truck took one more sp

Awe-Inspiring Japanese Castles, Temples, and Shrines

Also known as White Heron Castle, this is widely believed to be the single most beautiful fortification of its type in Japan. One of the most advanced castles of the feudal period, it features defensive “loopholes” shaped to allow archers and riflemen to fire without exposing themselves. We’re also fans of the drop chutes, used to give invaders a warm welcome with boiling oil. If you see any one castle in Japan, make this it.
The Daily Meal

Alexandra Bookcafé (Budapest) from 10 Amazing Bookstore Cafés From Around the World

Alexandra Bookcafé, or just Bookcafé, seems like your standard bookstore, except that when you climb up the stairs you’ll find what looks like the ballroom of a royal palace. Actually, it is the bookstore’s café. The neo-Renaissance decor, live music, delicious pastries, and bookish vibes combine to create a reading environment that is just as perfect today as it was when the space opened (as part of the Párizsi Nagy Áruház, or Paris Department Store) in 1911.
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