Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dr. Tanzler, You Undeniable Weirdo

Elena de Hoyos

I am love’s tragic hypocrite. I say that there is nothing more beautiful or natural than the alchemy of a decomposing body.  Ask me and I will tell you: “if you truly… 

March 18, 2014 | Blog

Welcome to the Order

Caitlin Doughty

The Order of the Good Death is a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. 

March 7, 2014 | Videos

Accept Death by thinking about (Literal) Shit.

Medieval poop

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek has a theory: the structure of a country’s toilets reflects something about the ideology of that nation.  In France, the hole is located in the back of the… 

March 7, 2014 | Blog

Rituals, or, why Poaching Elephants is so Awful

Ivory

It has been argued that not only are elephants aware that they will die (an awareness very few creatures possess), but that they actually have and practice death rituals. Cynthia Moss has… 

March 5, 2014 | Blog