Restoration work on Britain's 600-year-old Knole House turned up a most interesting feature hidden beneath the floorboards: "witch marks" or "demon traps," designed to protect the witchcraft-fearing ruler James I from supernatural malevolence.
The creeptastic Guy Fawkes mask has become synonymous with Anonymous, protesting and basically any group that is trying to fight against injustice. But why does a Guy Fawkes mask have to just be one white male face? Can't it be represented in different genders and ethnicities and cultures? Maybe!
Edward Snowden and his acrobatic dancer girlfriend Lindsay Mills are the real-life protagonists of our paranoid era's best spy thriller/graphic novel. With her art degree and wordy blog and burlesque stripper-pole YouTube videos and artsy lingerie shots, Mills couldn't be more of a nerd dream girl unless she put on a…
Alan Moore's comic V for Vendetta (and the subsequent film) inspired members of the group known as Anonymous to cover their faces with Guy Fawkes masks. Back in 1929, this newspaper seller hid his identity with a similarly mustached mask.