Category: General Interest

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Race & The Funeral Profession: What Jessica Mitford Missed

When Jessica Mitford criticized the funeral profession, Dr. Kami Fletcher argues that it wasn’t the African American funeral director Mitford had in mind.

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2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2018 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide will make shopping for that morbid, death aware, and dark special someone much easier.

Music About Death

Music About Death and Dying

Music has the ability to be completely transformative and pull you into a story or soundscape. It triggers emotions, it changes our brain chemistry and it can spark our imagination. Music has evolved with us over thousands of years and continues to be an essential form of communication.  Musicians often write albums with particular storylines and moods in

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My Father’s Wake: An Interview with Author Kevin Toolis

Kevin Toolis in My Father’s Wake, provides powerful examples of our distanced relationships to death. Read our review and interview to find out more.

What is Dark Tourism, and Why are we Drawn to it?

While every form of tourism carries its own baggage, dark tourism runs the risk of turning sites of very real pain into backdrops for Western introspection.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism: Jinns, Dybbuks, and Demons

Jinns, Dybbuks, and demons are common types of spirit possession. Why do people continue to believe in possession stories and seek out exorcism?

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The Salem Witch Trials: A History of Mass Hysteria?

Socio-cultural problems have historically been played out through women’s bodies. The Salem Witch Trials were no different.

International Death Symposium

International Death Symposium: Creating Community and Taking Action

*TalkDeath will be coming to you live from the @deathsymposium in Toronto. We’ll be interviewing speakers, and live streaming from the International Death Symposium on Facebook & Instagram Live. Let us know what questions you want us to ask some of the amazing speakers. From Friday September 21, through to Sunday Sept 23, 2018, Toronto will be