Monthly Archives: April 2013

YouTube Closed Captioning is the Best Thing to Happen

So here’s a thing: Push the little “CC” closed captioning button at the bottom of any YouTube video and hilarity ensues. WHY, WHY YouTube?  I mean, closed captioning, yes, obviously important. But… 

April 30, 2013 | Blog

American Funeral Home Revolution #5: How the Other Half Dies

The fifth installment from awesome Austin-based funeral director Sarah Wambold documenting the process of opening her own funeral home. (Catch up: American Funeral Home Revolution #1, #2, #3, #4) *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*   Death darlings — Over the past few… 

April 23, 2013 | Blog

Ask a Mortician Ghosts

I take a trip to Savannah, GA to visit cemeteries and take ghost tours and drink more sweet tea than is right and decent. 

April 18, 2013 | Videos

Wanna See a Famous Skull?

Absolutely crazy about our newest guest essay, an investigation into whether or not it is truly comedian Del Close’s skull sitting in the office of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, awaiting its… 

April 17, 2013 | Blog

Wanna See a Famous Skull?

I used to think that NPR was a little over-the-top with their fundraising drives, but at least they never offered to show me a dead body if I donated enough cash. Some… 

April 17, 2013 | Essays by Contributors

Buckle Your Shrouds, it’s Death Salon LA!

I am so excited to announce Death Salon, a new yearly gathering of intellectuals, scholars and independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality.  This year it will be held… 

April 10, 2013 | Blog

Still Life, Still Death

Still lifes are works of art that depict “mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases,… 

April 9, 2013 | Blog


Death Club for Hipsters Wants to Change the Way You See Dying Image: Keturah Stickann Caitlin Doughty wants you to think differently about death. For example, consider how Americans used to deal… 

April 7, 2013 | Press