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Photos from the Empire of Death

Photo Exhibit Opening Tonight: Photos from The Empire of Death by Paul Koudounaris Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 8-10 p.m. Articulated Gallery/Loved To Death 1681 Haight St., San Francisco (415)551-1036 Named one of the ten best books of 2011 by … Continue reading

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Feeling Alive on the Day of the Dead

The street outside Hollywood Forever swarmed with people.  My dear friend Daniel assumed we would park inside the cemetery gate, but it became clear as we crept up Santa Monica that wasn’t likely to happen.  He made a circle around … Continue reading

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A Brand-New Book of Ossuaries

For my birthday last weekend, my husband Mason bought me a book I’d only seen mentioned on the internet.  We were in the Wacko store in Hollywood and I missed it the first time I looked over the rack, but … Continue reading

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The Ossuary as Memento Mori

Memento Mori by Bohdan Chlibec My rating: 5 of 5 stars My husband Mason bought me this beautiful book at the Franz Kafka Bookstore on the Old Town Square in Prague. It’s listed on Amazon.com for $140, but let me … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #38: the Bone Chapel of Kutná Hora

Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice) Zamecká 127, Kutná Hora – Sedlec, 284 03 Czech Republic Information Center telephone +420 326 551 049 English email: ic@sedlec.info Founded: After 1400 Number of skeletons: up to 40,000 Open: Daily November – February from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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