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To Be a Field of Poppies

The elegant science of turning cadavers into compost

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Out With a Bang

From the website of Holy Smoke, a memorial-services company based in Alabama.

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House of Fire

Can India’s Parsis survive their own success?

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Edible Complex

From a new translation of Herodotus’ The Histories, by Tom Holland, out this month from Viking.

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