Auxiliary first interviewed artist Juha Arvid Helminen prior to the Summer 2020 Issue, when Covid was a new problem and no one had any idea how long it would be around or whether a vaccine was even possible. Skip ahead one year and here we are, with some parts of the world gradually opening back up or vaguely hopeful to do that soon, other places not even close, and many still cautious. However, art and creativity persist, sometimes even thriving in isolation. Juha Arvid Helminen is still working, but on a different medium than we covered in the Summer 2020 Issue.
Auxiliary reached out to Aconite founders Star St. Germain and Nadya Lev to discuss HoloVista, a gaming experience that flexes its storytelling and mixed reality strengths in equal measure.
One of the best ways to celebrate this Halloween in particular, is to kick back with some treats and bookishly good treats. Challenge yourself to indulge in as much spooky goodness as possible with our Halloween reading list.
We interview the creator and maintainer of the Rose Sinister Podcast about the history and future of this production, and how achieving great analytical depth of vampire media is a team effort.
Our latest Item Spotlight comes from Auxiliary contributor Paige Etheridge. With her book about the Pan Pan of post WWII Japan, Kissing Stars Over the Rising Sun, she asks, “what if the subculture you were a part of, or one that you loved, was erased?”
Curl up with one of these dark fantasy books and patiently waiting for spring. Now is the perfect time for a good read, be it a well-known story or a jewel yet to be discovered. Enjoy one of the two or both with this list of reading choices to get you through the season.
If you’re interested in mysteries, medical investigations, and murder cases Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen is a non-fiction read you’ll find equally horrifying and enjoyable.
Zoetica Ebb won the Auxiliary Award for Best Artist of 2016 and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.
M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Split looks at dark social issues using antiheroes and dark fantasy horror and you can catch it now on DVD.
Laura Dark won the Auxiliary Award for Best Photographer of 2016 and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.
Maximize your next twelve months with the 2017 Radical Self Love Almanac by Gala Darling, a road map for the year covering everything from adjusting your perception of your body to tarot and astrology.
Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Photographer of 2016!
Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Artist of 2016!
Musician and journalist John Robb is currently seeking funds for a new book detailing the history of postpunk.
An interview with San Francisco artist Karla Ortiz featured in the February/March 2014 Issue.
Vampire Academy from the director of Mean Girls and the writer of Heathers adapted from the book by Richelle Mead out now in theaters is filled with mayhem, lust, adventure, and a healthy dose of violence interjected by the comedic snarkiness.
Los Angeles pop-surrealist painter, Jennifer Jelenski, has a heaping spoonful of sugar ready to help make the medicine go down and Dahlia Jane interviews her for our Artist Spotlight.
Chet Zar paused his efforts in his home studio to discuss his new show Ego Death, the concept of the artist as shaman, and what drives him to create.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera had its premiere in London’s West End on this day back in 1986.
Happy Birthday to Neve Campbell, Canadian-born Scream queen remembered for her role in The Craft.
The premiere of this monster sitcom gave 60s TV viewers a new sexy vampire star in Lily Munster.
Cam Rackam interviewed for our August/September 2013 Issue Artist Spotlight.
Happy Birthday to the filmmaker and storyteller who brings the wacky, romantic, gothic worlds of our fantasies to life.
Is Tim Burton’s newest film Frankenweenie, a feature-length remake of his 1984 short film of the same name and a dark-humored nod to classic horror movies released just in time for Halloween, worth a trip to the theater?
He is the name behind many award-winning artworks, films, music videos, and album covers. Vincent Marcone is also a musician, forming one part of a trio in the band Johnny Hollow, an outlet that…
The venerable Dr. Paul Koudounaris talks about his internationally esteemed book, The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses and gives us a look into the…
The Angriest Critic wonders, does a good book, with a historical fact and vampire horror adventure winning combo, make a good movie? by Adam Rosina When I first picked up…