Tag Archives: death

celebrities

Cult of immortality: There is nothing special about celebrities

Cult of immortality: There is nothing special about celebrities

It seems we can be forgiven after all for weeping over the deaths of celebrities we never meet. We mourn our own fragility, faced with the reminder that nobody can live forever.

mardi gras

Current Affairs Wrap: The first PM at Mardi Gras and a whole world in mourning

Rob Idol is back with his Current Affairs Wrap, which deals with the loss of three great talents, the furore of a PM at Mardi Gras and one man who is dealing with people calling 1-900 Mix-A-Lot.

superhero

Long Reads: The volunteer superhero, human rights, the environment and death

Rich Jackson’s Long Reads this week bring us a superhero in NYC, mortician Caleb Wilde on death, Eric Posner’s case against human rights and Mike Seccombe on the environment.

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