I'm a PhD student researching the role of mortuary archaeology in contemporary British society. Think of this as a scrapbook of all the interesting links, snippets of information and random bits and bobs I come across pertaining to death, dying and the dead. Enjoy?!

With Lady Gaga in the video for 'Born This Way'

Art with a Pulse: A former freak-show performer, Rick Genest a.k.a.’Zombie Boy’ is now Thierry Mugler’s latest muse and star of Lady Gaga’s music video for Born This Way. Smothered in tattoos that celebrate the decomposition of the human body, you can read an interview with this most intriguing chap here