Monthly Archives: May 2013

Deathstination: Cementerio General de Santiago

This Chilean Deathstination comes from Abigail Carney, a student at Roger Williams University who’s currently studying abroad in Santiago. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Today, I would like to invite you to join me in a… 

May 27, 2013 | Blog

Independent UK

The Independent

Death becomes her: Meet the very modern mortician who champions ‘cool’ funerals Ever considered baking a loved one’s remains into a cake or putting their ashes in fireworks? If so, talk to… 

May 25, 2013 | Press

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

The Death-Positive Movement Meet three young women who want to teach our repressed society how to explore its relationship with death. By Kim O’Conner At first, it might sound gross or a… 

May 25, 2013 | Press

The Thamel Fire, or “You’re Good at Not Dying”

Jessica O’Neill is a writer living in Kathmandu, Nepal. This piece first appeared on her blog Madness & Beauty. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Last night I was less than 100 metres from a massive explosion… 

May 22, 2013 | Blog

Thanks to You, John Wilkes Booth

Caleb Wilde is a sixth-generation licensed funeral director and embalmer in Pennsylvania. You wouldn’t think we’d get along, what with all my wacky first-generation West Coast alternative funeral ideas. But Caleb is… 

May 1, 2013 | Blog