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Titus Kaphar and His Compelling Views of Death and Racism

A young black artist's work speaks to racial injustice in the United States

Titus Kaphar was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. He graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from the Yale School of Art. He describes his artistic style as a combination of Classic and Renaissance. Kaphar works with many … Continue reading

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What is a green funeral? An Interview with Esmerelda Kent

The founder of Kinkaraco Green Burial Products talks shrouds

Kinkaraco is a San Francisco based green business, providing elegant biodegradable burial and cremation shrouds, ranging in design from classic to ornate. These shrouds and other green burial products draw from a diverse history of sacred traditions — the company … Continue reading

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Unlucky Number Thirteen

A look at the history behind why thirteen is considered an unlucky number in Western culture

Friday the 13th is upon us once again. What better way to celebrate the unluckiest day of the year than by looking at why the number 13 so concerns those of us from the Western world? In fact, the origin of 13 as an … Continue reading

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Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius

The city buried in ash, now in Times Square...

From March 4th through September 5th 2011, the doors to the past will be flung open as visitors to New York’s Discovery Times Square Museum find themselves transported 2,000 years into the past — to Pompeii, a Roman city near … Continue reading

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