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Dead People on Display

Lenin`s Embalmer by Ilya Zbarsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars I came at this book not from the perspective of a history aficionado but, as you might guess, as someone fascinated by the concept of keeping one’s leaders under … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #110: Holy Cross Cemetery

Holy Cross Cemetery 5835 West Slauson Avenue Culver City, California 90230 Telephone: (310) 836-5500 Founded: 1939 Size: 200 acres Number of interments: more than 160,000 Open: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays. … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to be Famous After You’re Dead

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Unlike the usual “how they died” encyclopedias, Rest in Pieces is an encyclopedia of “what happened to them after they died.” Lovejoy’s criteria … Continue reading

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