‘Despite all our medical advances,’ my friend Jason used to quip, ‘the mortality rate has remained constant – one per person.’
What comes after death? From “Orphée” to “Beetlejuice”, these 10 films imagine the unknowable.
The Białowieża Primaeval Forest is one of the oldest forests in Europe. It is also home to a number of centuries-old burial mounds.
In this extract from Mariusz Szczygieł’s “Not There”, the author visits The Dead People’s Shop in Budapest, Hungary, where he considers making a purchase.
“to dust you won’t return / not quite.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
“gorgeous guys don’t go about in massive jars— / a thought the Anatomy Museum refutes.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
What can the sudden, unexpected emergence of the coronavirus tell us about attitudes towards death and societal inclusion?
In this unpublished extract from Katarzyna Boni’s “Ganbare! Workshop of Dying”, we join two men in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture on the day the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck the town.
A short story not only for children.
Allan Horwitz talks about the murky relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry, the history of diagnosis, and the problems with pathologizing regular human emotions.