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American Fallen Soldiers Helps Brings Loved Ones Home Again

How an artist put a project in motion to help the family of a fallen friend

In July, 2006, artist Phil Taylor received some devastating information. His best friend, Blake, who was fighting in the war on terror, had been killed. Stunned and not knowing what to say to Blake’s family, Phil attended the memorial service. … Continue reading

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Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Releases “A Crow Looked at Me”

In his most intimate album yet, a singer-songwriter bares all in the wake of his wife's death

“A Crow Looked at Me,” the new album by Mount Eerie, the solo project of Washington based singer-songwriter/producer Phil Elverum, was written in the wake of his late wife’s death, as he processed the tragic loss and began to come … Continue reading

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“Festival of Death and Dying” Builds Attendees’ “mortality muscles”

New festival aims to shift the way we think about mortality

What comes to mind when you think about the words “festival” and “death”? Peter Banki, an associate member of the Philosophy Research Initiative at the University of Western Sydney, hopes you will get curious, and a little excited. Banki is … Continue reading

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“Ad Infinitum” — A Photo Series by Kris Vervaeke

Photographs from Hong Kong’s tombstones speak to the fragility of life and the anonymity of death

In the crowded cemeteries of Hong Kong, row after row of tombstones mark the graves of the city’s dead, from the earliest Chinese immigrants to those who have only recently died. In the Asian tradition, many of these graves are … Continue reading

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AIGA Poster Campaign Speaks to America’s Culture of Death

Powerful posters from graphic designers plead for an end to gun violence in the United States

It is nearly impossible to talk about death in America without raising the issue of gun violence. In the decade between 2005 and 2015, over 300,000 Americans died as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted either accidentally, intentionally by … Continue reading

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Vladimir Yakovlev’s “The Age of Happiness” Shows Seniors in a Whole New Light

A Russian journalist's photo series shows a side of aging we rarely see

In our youth-obsessed culture, negative stereotypes of aging people are everywhere. Conjure up an image of an elderly person and what do you see? A stooped old man with a walker, perhaps? A frail, gray-haired woman being tended to in … Continue reading

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