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Timeless stories from our 173-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes, which was republished this month by McNally Editions. “Heavens, Harriet,” Mrs. Klein said when Aunt Harry gave her the hot rum drink, “I need…
Compost yourself: on the social, psychological, and ecological implications of rethinking what happens to our bodies after we die
The elegant science of turning cadavers into compost
From the website of Holy Smoke, a memorial-services company based in Alabama.
Can India’s Parsis survive their own success?
From a new translation of Herodotus’ The Histories, by Tom Holland, out this month from Viking.
The brief life and private burial of an infant son
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