A new print and online magazine launched at the end of July is the latest venture aimed at making death less of a taboo.

Eulogy magazine is the first glossy lifestyle magazine to tackle the subject of death head on. The outlook is intended to be upbeat rather than morose and the aim is to get people talking about and celebrating life and death. Features will include personal stories of loss, approaches to mortality, funerals and coping with bereavement.  The first issue features articles on near death experiences in extreme sports and the Mexican day of the dead.

In a similar vein is the US focused Obit Magazine which also casts a cold eye on life and death and its features include a best send off strand documenting larger than life funerals as well as daily ‘died on this day’ updates. Obit has a strong arts and literature focus, illustrating the impact of mortality on creative output.

The Death reference desk blog equally aims to illuminate both the sublime and the ridiculous approaches to mortality with features on death in literature, memorials,  rituals and multicultural responses to death.

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