Music

  • A Hawk and a Hacksaw
    And everyone else they play with. You really don't know what you've been missing.
  • Amon Amarth
    Viking metal.
  • Bad Religion
    Man, you guys...
  • Bal Sagoth
    Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule is a rather brilliant album, containing such memorable tracks as "In the Raven-Haunted Forests of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign and the Hues of Sunlight Never Dance" and "To Dethrone the Witch-Queen of Mytos K'unn." Robert E. Howard would be proud.
  • Black Ox Orkestar
    Not just another orkestar. They don't seem to check their myspace so much anymore but still lots of great music up for the listening.
  • Cradle of Filth
    Non-viking metal.
  • Dirty Three
    Some Bad Seeds doing Good Work.
  • Man Man
    Wildly impressive live act, but also pack a mean studio album.
  • Nick Cave
    Pens a mean tale, too.
  • The Divine Comedy
    Stellar stuff, great summer time tunes.
  • The Pogues
    Even down all these years the lads have it, and given Shane's new maw they should sound better than other. Seeing them live gives one a much fuller appreciation of their punk roots.
  • The Tiger Lillies
    Charming love ballads equally suited for polite company and family functions. Operatic vocals, musical saws, rubber chickens, and extensive vice.
  • Tom Waits
    Oh my goodness, yes.

Artists

  • Ashley Wood
    Comics, pin-ups, and so much more.
  • Audrey Kawaski
    Brilliance.
  • Hi-Fructose
    One of the best art mags out there, hands down. Pretty pretty.
  • Ian Miller
    Thwarting all pigeonholing, Miller has remained one of the most interesting contemporary artists for decades.
  • Istv├ín Orosz
    The brilliant artist responsible for the Brothers Grossbart cover.
  • Jeff Chenette
    When the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake, there's no better man to have in your corner than old Jeff Chenette. Also, if you need some illustrations--he does that, too.
  • Jimmy Joe Roche
    Breaking media and breaking minds. And occasionally hearts.
  • John Coulthart
    Amazing art and design, especially in regards to books but often in the service of other mediums as well.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine
    Like the link says, kiddo.
  • Monster Brains
    "A never-ending celebration of monsters..." Massive load of older book covers and interior art, as well as random pieces by sundry artists working in every conceivable medium. Indispensable.
  • Robert Rackcleff
    Robert and I go back to Small Times. Apparently he's into video games now?
  • Roq La Rue Gallery
    A gallery in Seattle specializing in AWESOME.
  • Sandi Calistro
    Sandi is every bit as skilled with a tattoo gun as she is with a brush or a pencil, leading me to contemplate applying certain aspects of Roald Dahl's "Skin" to my own life. Certain aspects.
  • Suehiro Maruo
    True story--my wife and I used two Maruo miniatures to top our wedding cake. Site is in Japanese, but don't let that stop you.
  • Wurzeltod
    Created and curated by Suzanne Gerber, this may be the single greatest resource for finding great art and art-related whatsits. Plus, she has the coolest sleeve ever.

Authors

  • Amanda Downum
    Ghouls ghouls ghouls. Yes yes yes.
  • Daniel Rabuzzi
    A lobster, a canary, and a Rabuzzi.
  • Ekaterina Sedia
    Alchemy, secrets, and alchemical secrets. Ink and electricity into gold, that sort of thing.
  • J. T. Glover
    Dark and weird, just the way we like it.
  • Jason Heller
    I was once complaining to Jason about deadlines and he suggested I kick them in the balls. He's a good guy.
  • Jeff Vandermeer
    Ecstatic Days in Ambergris.
  • Joe Abercrombie
    His First Law trilogy is a helluva lot of fun, especially if you enjoy the epic stuff.
  • Laird Barron
    Laird Barron is a scary, scary dude. His fiction is pretty creepy, too *RIMSHOT*
  • Livia Llewellyn
    Llewellyn, man--she creeps me out.
  • Marc Laidlaw
    Marc likes good beer, good horror, and good video games every bit as I do. In fact, he probably likes them more than I do. Scary, right?
  • Mark Charan Newton
    He scares me with the powers of his brain...
  • Molly Tanzer
    An authorly chum every bit as OCD about historical particulars as yours truly.
  • Nathan Ballingrud
    Nathan's a great guy, and a helluva story-teller--creepy stuff.
  • Neil Williamson
    A grand fellow who knows the way to Royston Vassey as surely as he does the route to his local.
  • Orrin Grey
    An artist cut down before his time, Grey's work lives on in the form of his animated skeleton.
  • Paul Tremblay
    Not the actor from Trailer Park Boys, the other guy, the writer.
  • Philip Palmer
    A Briton every bit as fond of monsters, creative profanities, and nasty characters as myself.
  • Robert Jackson Bennett
    When the bulls come swinging and all you've got is a bottle of Yukon Jack, there's no better bindlestiff to have minding your back.
  • S.J. Chambers
    We go back to Small Times, she and I, though she's too good of a friend to divulge anything. I hope.
  • Stephen Graham Jones
    Whip smart fiction and some of the most intelligent critiques of modern horror cinema going.
  • Tessa Kum
    The knightly thunder of Sir Tessa.
  • Warren Ellis
    Funny books, the regular kind, and everything else. The Mad Prophet of the Sceptered Isle.

Films

  • Twitch
    Breaking news in foreign, cult, arthouse, and foreign cult arthouse cinema.

Miscellaneous

  • Brad Neely
    The definition of a misc. My favorite person I've never had any contact with.
  • Pornokitsch
    Awesome genre reviews, news, and sundry interesting weirdness.
  • Rob Zombie
    He's doing a bit of everything these days so he gets to hang out at the bottom with Brad
  • The Mary Sue
    One of my favorite all around sites!
  • Travis Dunn
    A consummate professional and savant in the realms of technology and the human mind. Also one of the best friends I've made in this mecky world.