What Is Death-Positive Activism?
Death Salon is an informal gathering celebrating all things death in a profound and refreshing way. I visited Evergreen Cemetery with Death Salon director, Megan Rosenbloom, to find out more about accepting death for what it is: natural.
The Cult of Santa Muerte: The Mexican Lady Saint of Death
Santa Muerte is the patron saint of death, and she's been condemned and suppressed by the Mexican government and Catholic Church. In the latest <em>Entitlement</em> podcast, we talked to death expert Megan Rosenbloom about this illicit religious...
We Really Need to Talk About Grief
Wouldn't it be useful to have a manual on how to deal with those in mourning? After her mother died, Annie Broadbent went and wrote one.
Having a Tibetan Sky Burial Means Birds Will Slowly Eat Your Corpse
Tibetan Buddhists have been performing sky burials for centuries, and it's one of the most economical—but also totally gory—funeral practices in the world.
Looking at the Ancient Catholic Practice of Turning Human Bones into Art and Furniture
Sedlec Ossuary, a Roman Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic, purports to have one of every type of human bone in its collection of skeletons. In many cases, these bones were refashioned into art pieces or furniture pieces like chandeliers. We talked...