Tag Archives: mortality

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.

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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