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Nothing of Hell and Satan 1844 / Foleshill
The Revolution Will be Mummified When the preservation of dead bodies becomes political, from Oliver Cromwell’s head to Che Guevara’s hands.
Sweet and Cold c. 1550 / Shanyin
Going to the Devil 1487 / Germany
A Glimmer of Goodbye 1917 / Edinburgh
Human Capital c. 1525 / Shangxi Province
Richard Steele & Jane Addams Shielded from Death and Sorrow
Die Laughing Laughter is the best medicine, until the spasms of joy become harbingers of death.
Gerard Manley Hopkins & Doris Lessing Nothing is Personal
Death & Comedy at Joe’s Pub Monday, January 27 at 7pm
Faces of Death Death has been the artist’s muse as far back as the eye can see.
I Died Laughing When laughter isn’t the best medicine.
Death from Above, 1793 The year that the nation’s new capital of Philadelphia would lose one in ten citizens to yellow fever—the first plague in the United States.
Human Trophies The skull is a familiar memento mori, but during the Second World War it also became a controversial souvenir.
The Art of Dying As a young doctor, Gayatri Devi watched over the bedside death of a friend and wondered if it was a Good Death.
Live Fast, Die Young, Leave a Hit Rebel Without a Cause was a teen movie that became a world-wide hit when the studio decided to exploit the image of its dead star, the little-known James Dean.
Extended Circumstances Does life end when the heart stops, the brain fizzles, or when those closest to us decide it’s over?
LQ Podcast 52: The Blood Telegram In 1971 a military crackdown by the Pakistani government resulted in a horrific genocide against the people of East Pakistan, present-day Bangladesh. Professor Gary J. Bass recounts this dark chapter and explains why the United States bears some responsibility for the crimes.
Last Testament 1456 / Paris
My First Mistake Simon Winchester’s first (and hopefully last) deathly error.
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