Topic: death

The Only Thing More Tragic Than Peaches Geldof’s Death Is Her Heartbreaking Last Column That Was Published Yesterday

The Only Thing More Tragic Than Peaches Geldof's Death Is Her Heartbreaking Last Column That Was Published Yesterday

Peaches Geldof‘s untimely death is a remarkable tragedy, made even more heartbreaking by her young age and her two infant children that she leaves behind. Her final column in Mother & Baby ran yesterday with the permission of her family, and it’s a devastating testament to how happy motherhood made her. It also speaks to a universal growing pain–losing friends as you go through transitions in life. More »

14 Intrepid Instagrammers Who Thought A #Funeral Was The Perfect Time For A #Selfie

14 Intrepid Instagrammers Who Thought A #Funeral Was The Perfect Time For A #Selfie

As far as the disconcerting postmodern trend known as the #selfie is concerned, the experts have yet to come to any kind of consensus. Loosely defined as “a self-portrait taken on a mobile device and posted to social media, often featuring duckface,” the #selfie is in the eyes of some an indefensible expression of vanity. Others think it can be a healthy, even empowering expression of young female subjectivity (I will discuss this further next week), while yet others are willing to evaluate #selfies on a case-by-case basis. But if there’s one basic tenet I think we all can agree on, it’s that there’s a time and a place for #selfies, and a dead person’s funeral is not it. More »