Mumukshu Bhawan: India’s ‘Hotel of Death’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 14 December 2013

The gateway to salvation, if you’ve been looking for it, is in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, in the holy city of Varanasi. Dying here, according to Hindu belief, is supposed to ‘break the cycle of death and rebirth. Once one dies in Varanasi, he or she is never reborn, and thus attains salvation.’. Hotels […]

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Catacomb Saints: photos by Paul Koudounaris

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 2 November 2013

When you think of skeletons, the last thing that might come to mind would be ‘bling-bling’. But feast your eyes on this!
In the 1578, the remains of many Christian martyrs were discovered in underground tombs under Rome. They were excavated and transported to different Catholic churches, supposedly to replace holy relics that were destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. The skeletons were then outfitted with all the gold a corpse could ask for.

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Death: A Self Portrait – an exhibtion of random art pieces about death

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Events on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Richard Harris has a date with death. Or several dates, actually. His exhibit, Death: A Self Portrait, has been running at The Wellcome Trust exhibition, London, since last November. It’s a collection of art pieces from different cultures and time periods. They are varied and intriguing, and when viewed as a series, they come together […]

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Amnesty International’s Candle Campaign by Antone Magnien

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Video on Tuesday 29 January 2013

Even though this print campaign is not new, it’s still brilliant. French 3D designer Antoine Magnien created an incredible series (all rendered in 3D) of death penalty scenarios made out of white candles. By lighting the candles, the electric chair and all the other horrific scenes of torturing people to death slowly melt away. It’s […]

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NEW BOOK: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Stassman

Mates of State Reader Find

By Mates of State in New Products on Tuesday 25 December 2012

This book provides a doctor’s research into the biology of near death and mystical experiences created by the presence of DMT. You’ve probably heard of this but the book is seriously fascinating. You experience natural DMT at birth and at death. Many people are taking actually DMT vacations to see what death is like before […]

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Death (What’s In It For Me?) and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 19 December 2012

London-based writer and artist Harland Miller’s work is now showing at Edinburgh’s Ingleby Gallery, and what he does to these Penguin paperback covers is amazing. It’s like he’s culture-jamming with his wry take to life, so there are gems like ‘You Can Rely On Me (I’ll Always Let You Down)’, ‘Fuck Dancing, Let’s Fuck’ and ‘Death (What’s In It For Me?)‘ inscribed as book titles.

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Worst movie death scene ever, for screaming out loud

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 5 October 2012

This excruciatingly bad movie death scene from 1973 Turkish revenge flick film Kareteci Kız, featuring a guy who just won’t die already, has been making the rounds on our social media feed and blogged about to death. And while we’ve resisted the urge to spread the curse to everyone else who haven’t seen it yet, […]

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