A Short Webcomic About Grief That Will Leave A Lump In Your Throat

Olive's favorite thing to do is just hang out with her best friend Charlie, riding bikes and eating at the local Chinese restaurant. But something is off in Olive's life, something she refuses to wrap her brain around. » 1/04/15 11:00am 1/04/15 11:00am

A heartbreaking story set in post-apocalyptic, underwater Brooklyn

We've been eagerly awaiting Joe Russ' post-apocalyptic short film Fathoms, about two people and a cat struggling to survive in the flooded ruins of New York. Now the film has arrived, and it's not just about coping with various hazards, but also about finding the will to survive in the face of overwhelming grief. » 3/05/14 4:02pm 3/05/14 4:02pm

To bring a puppy home is to initiate a "countdown to sorrow"

Or so says Louis C.K. Parents, after all, rarely expect to outlive their children – but most pet owners acknowledge on some level that they will probably live to see their animals pass away. Still, many of us sincerely regard our pets as family. How, then, do we cope with the loss of these loved ones? » 11/21/13 2:40pm 11/21/13 2:40pm

A short film about an undercover space agent—or a boy in mourning

Young Simon tells his audience that he's the Governor General of the Ramada Space Corps, an alien who has been sent to infiltrate Earth and awaits the return of his superiors. But the truth may be more than his brain is prepared to accept. » 10/13/13 11:00am 10/13/13 11:00am

How science fiction helped me through my grief

During the second to last episode of Battlestar Galactica, we learned that, before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, Laura Roslin lost her father and her sisters in a car accident. How horrible, I remember thinking. This explains so much about her emotional armor, how slow she is to grow close to anyone. It also… » 6/16/13 7:00am 6/16/13 7:00am

Is This Dingo Mother Mourning Her Dead Pup?

In recent years we've seen a number of animals, including elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees, "grieve" over deceased group members. But canids are notably — and surprisingly — absent from the list of mourners. For the first time, researchers have now documented a wild dingo mother showing "care-giving behavior"… » 4/05/13 12:31pm 4/05/13 12:31pm

Footage of synchronized mass mourning for Kim Jong-il is unsettling

While most of the globe seems pretty okay that Kim Jong-il is quite dead, things are considerably more doleful in North Korea. North Korean state news has released footage of the public mourning en masse in Pyongyang today. » 12/19/11 4:05am 12/19/11 4:05am