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Links of the Dead {October 2017}

October Shadows by William Basso

October Shadows by William Basso

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {October 2016}

πŸ’€ A 1903 Proposal to Preserve the Dead in Glass Cubes
πŸ’€ In the U.S. market for human bodies, almost anyone can dissect and sell the dead
πŸ’€ Assited Suicide – When Dying A Dignified Death Is Better Than Living, And Why
πŸ’€ The woman who cleans up after ‘lonely deaths’ in Japan
πŸ’€ Iris Schieferstein’s Death and The Maiden
πŸ’€ What to Wear at the End of Someone Else’s Life
πŸ’€ If You Love Marie Kondo, Swedish Death Cleaning May Be for You
πŸ’€ The Movement to Bury Pets Alongside People
πŸ’€ Caitlin Doughty Recommends Coffee Table Corpses
πŸ’€ 12 of the Most Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World
πŸ’€ Video: see inside the Museum of London’s secret bone archive
πŸ’€ Kyrgyzstan’s bread that feeds the dead
πŸ’€ Grave concerns: Haunting tales from the ancient burial sites of Tayside and Fife
πŸ’€ The Saintliness of Undecayed Corpses

Links of the Dead {September 2017}

“Still life with skull”, by Louis Jules Duboscq, ca. 1850

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year:Β Links of the Dead {September 2016}

πŸ’€Β Canada’s first pet cemetery is now abandoned.
πŸ’€Β What It Feels Like to Die
πŸ’€Β When Relatives Die They Become Ancestors
πŸ’€Β A respectful, eco-friendly way to say goodbye
πŸ’€Β Death’s Garden: I Found Love on Find-a-Grave
πŸ’€Β What it’s like to dissect dead bodies for a living
πŸ’€Β The Ethics of Life Extension
πŸ’€Β Fear of death and losing a loved one motivated the creation of Almost Heaven
πŸ’€Β The dead and dying have been ignored by politicians for too long
πŸ’€Β Like β€˜Car Talk,’ but With Dead People
πŸ’€Β ‘Empty’ is a project created to pull back the curtain on what that grief might feel &Β look like
πŸ’€Β Nikki Bella and John Cena Have an Intense Discussion About Their End-of-Life Wishes
πŸ’€Β Is it Possible to Be Scared to Death?

Links Of The Dead {August 2017}

Michael Zavros, White Peacock

Michael Zavros, White Peacock

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

More reading:Β Links of the Dead {August 2016}

πŸ’€Β Why Your Dog’s Death May Be The Most Difficult Event Of Your Life
πŸ’€Β Japan Unveils a Buddhist Funeral Robot
πŸ’€Β Everything Dies! A Coloring Book About Life!
πŸ’€Β Friends honor artist’s last wishes with kiddie pool water ballet
πŸ’€Β The Joys of Soul Midwifery
πŸ’€Β Meet the “Death Positive” Women Changing the Funeral Industry
πŸ’€Β With a Glimpse of Mortality, Losing Sight of the Wild
πŸ’€Β The Ecology Of Death

Links Of The Dead {July 2017}

Conquering Princeling by Tia Kinsman

Conquering Princeling by Tia Kinsman

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

More reading: Links of the Dead {July 2016}

πŸ’€ The One Thing No One Ever Says About Grieving
πŸ’€ This Is Why So Many People β€˜See The Light’ Near Death
πŸ’€ The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light
πŸ’€ Want to Cut Your Carbon Footprint? Get Liquefied When You’re Dead
πŸ’€ I’m Terrible, Thanks For Asking
πŸ’€ 9 Secrets of Coroners and Medical Examiners
πŸ’€ When photography was new, it was often used to preserve corpses via their images
πŸ’€ DIY coffin-building workshop reviving dying art of casket-making
πŸ’€ What I Learned Hanging Out with Corpses Around the World
πŸ’€ Death Becomes the Wounded (In Conversation with Daphne Deitchman of Little Wounds)
πŸ’€ Photographing Victorian Corpses Exposes the Beauty of the Human Body
πŸ’€ Life in Death at Tower Hamlets Cemetery
πŸ’€ Japan’s β€œCorpse Hotels”: It’s There That No One Will Stare
πŸ’€ A Year Gardening the Grave of a Stranger
πŸ’€ The Professionals Who Want to Help You Plan Your Death
πŸ’€ ‘Stop the corpses rolling into my garden’: Desperate man’s plea as bodies from cemetery fall into his land

Links of the Dead {June 2017}

Artist credit: Matsuyama Miyabi

Artist credit: Matsuyama Miyabi

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

More reading: Links of the Dead {June 2016}

πŸ’€ When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was β€˜No Funeral’
πŸ’€ ‘Story of Flowers’ Tells an Epic Animated Tale of Life and Death
πŸ’€ A Controversial Trial to Bring the Dead Back to Life
πŸ’€ Why does cinema still demonise grieving mothers?
πŸ’€ This Farmer Wants To Give Animals A Better Life β€” And Death
πŸ’€ A Guide to Architects’ Mundane and Monumental Graves
πŸ’€ When a Pet Dies, Helping Children Through the β€˜Worst Day of Their Lives’
πŸ’€ Why Trips To The Cemetery Aren’t Just For β€˜Big Fat Goths’
πŸ’€ Feminism, politics and death: my mum died the night Hillary Clinton lost
πŸ’€ One Year After the Pulse Massacre, an Orlando Group Confronts LGBT Death Head-On
πŸ’€ Even in death, everyone is striving for that perfect no-makeup makeup look.
πŸ’€ Watching funerals streamed online offers a new way to deal with death
πŸ’€ What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

…and finally, A Sad Farewell to the Man Who Started The Death Cafe Movement, Jon Underwood.

Links of the Dead {May 2017}

Symbiosis, Dan McCarthy

Symbiosis, Dan McCarthy

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

More reading: Links of the Dead {May 2016}

πŸ’€ The 12-year-old who helps out at the family funeral home
πŸ’€ Finding the plot: England’s tombstone tourists
πŸ’€ In Green-Wood Cemetery, Sophie Calle Invites You to Bury Your Secrets
πŸ’€ Ancient Funerary Garden Discovered in Egypt for First Time
πŸ’€ When I Miss My Mom, I Put on Her Eye Cream
πŸ’€ This Brooklyn couple made hard cider from Green-Wood Cemetery trees
πŸ’€ Β The Director of The Human Centipede On Confrontations With Death In The Horror Genre
πŸ’€ Pop Goes The Reaper! A new series on death positivity in pop culture
πŸ’€ A Letter To My Mother That She Will Never Read
πŸ’€ These Extremely Loving Pet Owners Preserve Their Pets For Eternity
πŸ’€ Medieval Death Bot tweets about how people in medieval England died and it’s fascinating
πŸ’€ Bring Soup, Not Salad– and other rules for those in mourning.
πŸ’€ Beauty in Decomposition: An Interview With Artist AJ Hawkins
πŸ’€ Meet the Funeral Therapy Dog Who Helps Mourners Process Their Grief
πŸ’€ Passed away, pushing up daisies – the many ways we don’t talk about death
πŸ’€ How Close Is Too Close? When Death Affects Real Estate
πŸ’€ Speaking with the Dead Is an Effective Way of Mourning
πŸ’€ Kieran Crowder β€˜Liberates’ Ashes, Makes Art
πŸ’€ What happens when a spouse dies in the middle of a divorce?
πŸ’€ The Uncanny Body: Jennifer Firestone’s Gates and Fields
πŸ’€ Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and the funeral arts in the year 2017
πŸ’€ Playing With Death: The Morbid Curiosity Game
πŸ’€ The Grave Girl Explores Upsala Swedish Cemetery in Sanford, Florida

Links of the Dead {April 2017}

Artist: Haenuli Shin

Artist: Haenuli Shin

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

More reading: Links of the Dead {April 2016}Β // Links of the Dead {April 2014}

πŸ’€ How Grief Books By Mediums Harm The Living And The Dead
πŸ’€ Victorian β€˜Coffin Torpedoes’ Blasted Would-Be Body Snatchers
πŸ’€ Death-Inspired Love Comics That I Create To Cope With My Depression
πŸ’€ How Tech Is Transforming A Bejing Burial Site
πŸ’€ Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals
πŸ’€ This Is What It’s Really Like To Do Makeup… On Dead People
πŸ’€ The Devastating Process of Dying in America Without Insurance
πŸ’€ My Journey As A Hospice Care Volunteer via Patricia Lundy
πŸ’€ The Grave Girl Shares Some Out Takes From Her Year Of Cemetery Visits
πŸ’€ Remembering the World’s Oldest Person, in the Objects She Left Behind
πŸ’€ Bang the Drum Slowly: Grief in Modern Horror
πŸ’€ See Death as a Triumph, Not a Failure
πŸ’€ In South Jersey, a familiar fight to save a historic African-American cemetery
πŸ’€ How To Love The Earth In The Afterlife
πŸ’€ 13 Reasons Why I Gave it a Shot (and am glad I did) via Death In The Gay Den
πŸ’€ Thoughts On The International End of Life Doula Association Training Weekend, From Death In The Gay Den

Links of the Dead {March 2017}

american ghoul

Photo credit: American Ghoul {Daniel Vazquez}

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {March 2016}

πŸ’€ Carnival and the Spectacle of Bodies
πŸ’€ What Do We Do With the Clothing of Grief?
πŸ’€ β€œZombie” Votes (or, Voter Fraud and The Agency of the Dead)
πŸ’€ This comedian’s dad died last month. So she added that in her Tinder profile.
πŸ’€ What the Dead Can Teach Us About Aging and Beauty
πŸ’€ Patton Oswalt Explains How Pop Culture Gets Grieving All Wrong
πŸ’€ When a Partner Dies, Grieving the Loss of Sex
πŸ’€ A discussion of grief, survivor’s guilt, & intersectionality in the wake of the Pulse Tragedy.
πŸ’€ Vice talks to the guy who’s responsible for fixing wonky skeletons at the MΓΌtter Museum.
πŸ’€ More Than 100 Bodies, 70 Coffins Recovered From Construction Site In Old City
πŸ’€ Tubercular Venus: When the Beauty Standard was Dying
πŸ’€ In Trunyan, where mortality is openly confronted with a visible spectacle of human decay.
πŸ’€ Death, decay, and regeneration in the art of Nicomi Nix Turner
πŸ’€ Powerful photographs of terminally ill patients living out their final wishes
πŸ’€ Things I Wish I Had Known When My Dog Died
πŸ’€ Catching Feelings: The Myth of Victorian-Era Tear Catchers
πŸ’€ From Here to Eternity: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty of The Order of the Good Death
πŸ’€ Don’t Go Into the White Light: A thoughtful rumination on the (unintentional) lack of diversity in the death positive movement

Links of the Dead {February 2017}

Katrin Berge

Artist: Katrin Berge

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {February 2016}

πŸ’€ Why it is now more important than ever for the death positive movement to be political.
πŸ’€ Ghost Marriages: Where the Living Wed the Dead
πŸ’€ Death Hacker: You’re Going to Die, Here’s How to Deal With It
πŸ’€ How the Unrelenting Threat of Death Shapes Our Behavior
πŸ’€ The Skeleton Rocker: A Cozy Reminder of Our Mortality
πŸ’€ In Europe’s First Forensic Cemetery, Corpses Decompose for Science
πŸ’€ Santa Muerte as Religious Resistance
πŸ’€ Dealing with debts when someone dies
πŸ’€ The Challenge of Identifying The Dead In a Disaster
πŸ’€ Grieving Someone You Didn’t Like (because it happens)
πŸ’€ A Company Will Press Your Ashes Into A Working Vinyl Album
πŸ’€ Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.
πŸ’€ β€œFamous last words” and Japanese death poems offer two strikingly different approaches to mortality.
πŸ’€ Why the #DeathPositive movement is important for public research
πŸ’€ The Year After My Dad’s Death Was the Best of My Life
πŸ’€ New technology is forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead
πŸ’€ These Elderly DIYers Came To Peace With Death–By Crafting Their Own Coffins
πŸ’€ Bad Taste in Funeral Flowers: 1895-1914
πŸ’€ Art and Death in Medieval Byzantium
πŸ’€ The woman who washes the dead
πŸ’€ “The Phone Of The Wind” Connects Both The Living And The Dead

Links of the Dead {January 2017}

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“Morgellons”, Caitlin McCormack

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {January 2016}

πŸ’€ Don’t Let Anyone Tell You You’re Not Allowed To Be Upset About A Celebrity Death
πŸ’€ Artist works to capture and preserve cadavers
πŸ’€ 5 places: Where you can’t die
πŸ’€ The β€˜Maternal Bereavement Effect’ Explains Why So Many Parents Die After Their Children
πŸ’€ Obituaries For Teenage Girls If They Actually Died When They Say They’re Dying
πŸ’€ How to Create an Iconic Jaguar Hearse
πŸ’€ β€œMirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?
πŸ’€ The Japanese Art of Grieving a Miscarriage
πŸ’€ Mysterious Ancient Egypt ‘pot burials’ stand as metaphor for rebirth in the afterlife
πŸ’€ On Death, Patriarchy & the Anti-Choice Movement
πŸ’€ Taking Care Of The Dead At Home, And Other Matters Of Mortality
πŸ’€ To dig or not to dig? The ethics of exhumation
πŸ’€ The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today
πŸ’€ The Grieving Need You Most After the Funeral
πŸ’€ Sometimes Nature is Morbid. That’s Why There’s #BestCarcass
πŸ’€ How to Eat Like a Gravedigger
πŸ’€ For the Forgotten African-American Dead
πŸ’€ This Kid-Friendly Explanation Of Death Will Change How You Think About The World
πŸ’€ Tracing The Remains: Sabrina Small and Caitlin McCormack at the MΓΌtter Museum
πŸ’€ Death Without Darkness: A mortician proposes a redesign for the crematory
πŸ’€ Artist Jaime Erin Johnson explores places where one encounters life & death, growth & decay

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