Death by proxy: Breaking new ground with leisure and death and The Rolling Stones

By Jonathan Skinner © University Press of Colorado blog – reproduced with permission. My new volume with Adam Kaul, Leisure and Death, is a mortality tour led predominantly by anthropologists. We give examples from around the world of tourists and travellers, academics, leisure seekers, and lovers and their deliberate and/or accidental relationships with death. These Read More…

Must love dogs

By Kirsten Bell (c) PopAnth – Hot Buttered Humanity – reproduced with permission Some time ago, I read an issue of the local Vancouver rag devoted, in large part, to dogs. There were articles on dog naming trends in the province (Fido is out and Max is in!), the best designer crossbreeds (labradoodles rock!) and Read More…