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Published: 27 Feb 2012

Bi-Annual Magazine Ponders Death


Now on its fourth issue, Death is a curated online journal that gives free rein to global writers and visual artists that wish to explore the concept of death.

The biannual publication (which can be viewed for free in the traditional magazine format online) approaches death in its broadest sense, with contributors creating content around the many ways it affects day-to-day life “literally, metaphorically, and absurdly”. It is aimed at enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. 

The theme of the latest issue is animals. Content includes Alex Blagg, founder of website A Bajillion Hits, considering death in the digital domain, while others question if elephants are “the most funeral-loving animals”. The magazine takes an open approach to its theme, mixing lighthearted and serious content.

Owing to a combination of factors, such as the notion of a 2012 doomsday and the gloomy economic outlook, death is being considered in a new, and often positive, light. Death magazine captures this cultural mood. To explore these ideas further, see our report Morbid Matters: Culture of Death.