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1918: The Forgotten Year of Death

No other epidemic or pandemic has claimed as many lives as the Spanish Flu, not even the Black Death in the 14th century or AIDS in the 20th century — 100 years later, why have we forgotten the deadliest pandemic in history? 

May 30, 2018 | Blog

Sigrid Sarda’s Waxworks of Death and Desire

Waxwork artist Sigrid Sarda’s work explores the intersections of sex, death, and mortality. Here, our own Sarah Chavez talks to Sigrid about her new series The Unrequited, which is about loss, grief, and redemption. 

May 23, 2018 | Blog

The Oldest Rite of Humanity and My Father’s Wake

“Sonny was a very ordinary man and his life passed unnoticed by a wider world. But Sonny did have one advantage over most of us; he knew how to die. And he knew how to do that because his fathers and mothers on the island, wake after wake, had shown him how.” 

March 17, 2018 | Blog

Caring For a Community of the Dead

Writer and cemetery tour guide, Allison Meier spoke to Anthony Pisciotta, a man who frequently passed by a deteriorating cemetery in his community and decided to take action. 

March 1, 2018 | Blog

UNEARTHING GORINI, THE PETRIFIER

In this preview of Ivan Cenzi’s upcoming book, The Petrifier, we meet Paolo Gorini, a scientist and engineer, devoted to the destiny of the dead. 

February 3, 2018 | Blog