Ghosts and ghouls haunt the living with a message about life
Thomas W Laqueur
‘The order could come at any moment’: two kamikaze pilots tell their story
Visiting your leg
How the dearly departed could come back to life – digitally
Muhammad A Ahmad
The be all and end all
Rethinking architecture for the dead: views from the world’s tallest cemetery
Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance?
What makes zombies so scary? Hint: it’s not the brain-eating
David Andrew Stoler
When Barack Obama speaks after mass shootings, the moments of silence say the most
How ‘Dr Death’ single-handedly fought for the right to die
What it’s like to stand by your daughter in her choice to die
There is no death, only a series of eternal ‘nows’
Robert Lanza & Bob Berman
Why is death bad?
At the Cryonics Institute, hope for the future is high, and death is put on ice
The rise of the creepynet
Dispatches from the ruins
How ‘hearse’ – rooted in an ancient word for ‘wolf’ – rolled into the lexicon
The intellectual history of the debate around assisted suicide
Can negativism sweeten life’s small joys in the face of illness and death?
How the Stoic embrace of death can help us get a grip on life
A moving argument for one woman’s right to choose when and how she dies
To heaven and back
What separates life from death? The line is fuzzier than we might expect
Can philosophy and morals be transmitted through a painting?
A 70-year-old Danish mariner and yogi shares his plans for dying well
In 2009, a man arrived in an Irish town with a plan to disappear forever