Meg, here. There’re some new death kids on the block, and they aaiight. The Adventures of Momento Mori launched about a month ago at the…
Author: Meg Holle
May 26, 2014
Grave Matters (podcast)
BackStory, with the American History Guys (May 23, 2014)
This week the genius history podcast BackStory rebroadcasted their show “Grave Matters” in honor of Memorial Day.
Did you know that the term “funeral parlors” was a marketing riff on the Victorian parlor room of the home, the inevitable site of the wake and funeral? To kick the dour image of death, the parlor eventually morphed into the “living” room. BOOM!
Do check it out. Always informative and entertaining, BackStory is one my (Meg’s) favorite podcasts.
Grave Matters (podcast) BackStory, with the American History Guys (May 23, 2014) This week the genius history podcast BackStory rebroadcasted their show “Grave Matters” in…
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April 4, 2011
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March 20, 2011
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January 9, 2011
In the wake of Saturday’s shooting in Arizona, leaving among the dead a federal judge and a 9-year-old, with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition…
December 6, 2010
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November 7, 2010
At the Hour of Our Death Sarah Sudhoff Our worldly possessions speak to how we live, while their particular aesthetics — the whorl of this…
October 15, 2010
I posted a bit ago about William Brahms’ Last Words of Notable People. I wasn’t the first (and certainly shan’t be the last) to get super-nerdy about it.
Check out author John Green’s lovely, spastic video review. Hee hee!
I posted a bit ago about William Brahms’ Last Words of Notable People. I wasn’t the first (and certainly shan’t be the last) to get…
September 29, 2010
Vertical Cemetery is a Greenery Clad Final Resting Place for Mumbai Yuka Yoneda, Inhabit.com (September 28, 2010) We’ve posted before about vertical burial — that…
August 23, 2010
Last Words of Notable People William B. Brahms. (2010). 680 pages. Haddonfield, NJ: Reference Desk Press. ISBN: 978-09765325-2-1 Press kit with sample pages (PDF) Order…