As far as insular pockets of humans go, perhaps none are more defined by intentional physical alteration than suspension artists. There’s a gritty, otherworldly vibe to the practice of piercing the dermis, and then “relaxing” while being hoisted up by meat hooks. Sure, it looks terrible. Awful. Weirdly German. But watching the human form hang like a ham hock is compelling. This weekend is the 2013 Dallas Suspension Practitioners Convention, a three-day industry-only event catered to those who truly hang tough. Registration has closed, but a beautifully... More >>>