Monthly Archives: January 2012

Los Angeles Times

Q & A: The wide world of death In our Sunday pages, reporter Jung-yoon Choi explores the Korean market for “death beads,” which are made of human ashes and look a little like… 

January 30, 2012 | Press

Republican Primary Yays & Nays (Death Edition)

It’s been a weird week in death news for the Republican Presidential candidates. Normally I wouldn’t bring politics into the deathblog, but each of these stories is bonkers in its own way… 

January 29, 2012 | Blog

Film Independent

Film Independent, January 2012 SCREENSHOT VOL. 3: ORDER OF THE GOOD DEATH Full disclosure, I think Caitlin Doughty is one of the coolest ladies around.  Featured on Jezebel repeatedly for her blog… 

January 29, 2012 | Press

Ask a Mortician Features

The Ask a Mortician series has been featured on all manner of blogs and internet news sources, some of which make sense (Funeral Consumer’s Alliance) and some of which are mystifying but… 

January 29, 2012 | Press

Green Burial for a Fallen Comrade

Saturday evening, David found a dead bird on the window seat of his cabin.  It was late, so he tossed it into grass. The next day, believing that a fallen comrade should… 

January 24, 2012 | Blog

Pretty Picture Show for Fortnight Journal

New piece for Fortnight Journal on the art of the medieval macabre as it shows up in modern art.  It’s 12 slides but it could have been 900.  Restraint in 2012! Click… 

January 23, 2012 | Blog

Lazy Sunday DethLinx

People have been sending me magical death links by the damn truckload in recent months.  Since it’s Sunday I thought I’d feature my favorites from the week. Vintage Morgan Freeman enjoys a… 

January 22, 2012 | Blog

If you’re trollin’ Ask a Mortician comments…

Of course you aren’t trollin’ the Ask a Mortician comments.  You are a real person with real things going on.  But I think this is worth sharing. Most funeral professionals have been… 

January 17, 2012 | Blog