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Funeral rites and ceremonies

Out With a Bang

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

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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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Blue Sky Days

Two years ago, in February 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which called on the Federal Aviation Administration to “provide for the safe…

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Lakshmi’s Story

By Vaishali Raode, from Mi Hijra, Mi Lakshmi (“I Am a Hijra, I Am Lakshmi”), an account of the life of Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender-rights activist in the Indian…

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