Jed Oelbaum

US Author

Jed Oelbaum

Jed Oelbaum is a writer and editor based in New York

Forget The Woolly Mammoth — Let’s Resurrect Some Extinct Plants

Forget The Woolly Mammoth — Let’s Resurrect Some Extinct Plants

From Jesus to “Jurassic Park,” people dream of resurrection, cheating death, defying nature, and uncovering the mysteries of the past. We debate the ethics of reviving extinct species like the passenger pigeon or woolly mammoth, with scientists clamoring to make some poor, hairy proboscidean clone baby take its first awkward…

The Blood Ritual That Lives On YouTube

The Blood Ritual That Lives On YouTube

Phoebe Rosa Castillo did her first Blood Over Intent ritual in August 2017. Draped in white fabric, the altar in her North Hollywood, Los Angeles apartment featured crystals facing North, a crucible pointing East, a candle to the South, and an arrangement of seashells marking West. Castillo, 27, spent about…