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A Reader’s Life, Starting With a Middle Grade Book About Death

How did BEAT THE TURTLE DRUM, a middle grade book about death —so thin, so unassuming—become a Goliath in my consciousness?

Erica Buist Talks Death Festivals in THIS PARTY’S DEAD

Talking to Erica Buist about traveling to seven different death festivals around the world for her book, THIS PARTY'S DEAD.

Books I’m Reading to Better Understand Illness and Death

As Ferris Bueller so eloquently said once, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in ...

11 Funeral Poems For Readings, Eulogies, And Mourning

Grief may be universal, but all of us struggle to express our love and emotions to the deceased. Funeral poems and mourning poems can help a great deal.

3 Books about Death to Read While Waiting for Caitlin Doughty’s Latest

Can't wait for the next book from the Ask a Mortician hostess? Read these books about death to tide you over.

Three Books About Dead Fathers

Three books that chronicle the loss of a father and the grief and healing that follow such a momentous event.

6 Books To Read If You Loved Neon Demon

Even if you think horror movie Neon Demon was a catwalk catastrophe this extra reading will have you hungry for more.

The Power of Death in Superhero Comics

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

Art Roundup: Spotlight on THE SANDMAN

Welcome to Art Roundup, where we pick a comics character and spotlight their awesomeness with rad fan creations, including art pieces, ...

Reading Pathways: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has long been hailed as the creator of the detective fiction genre and celebrated for his ...

On Going Through The Books of Our Dead

My grandmother was Austrian and she read novels in German. She read books in Portuguese too since she had many ...

Our Favorite Comic Characters

Over the past few weeks, #4FaveDC and #4FaveMarvel have popped up on Twitter and Facebook. The challenge is to showcase your ...

Like Lord of the Flies, Except with Fairies

I think I’m in love. I really do. What else do you call it when you read the same perfect graphic ...

Mold, Decay, and Dead Skin Cells: You Gotta Love That Old Book Smell

There are perhaps few cases in which a thing becomes in any way classier, or otherwise more pleasant, with the ...

Day of the Dead: Comics Characters from the Sweet Hereafter

Break out your sugar skulls; it’s Día de Muertos! To celebrate the “Day of the Dead,” we here at Panels ...