Posts tagged "cemeteries"
Pet Cemetery

Pet Cemetery

As earlier memorials to bears and whales suggest, capitalism doesn’t diminish our need for ritual—it heightens it.

Cities and the Dead

Colin Dickey writes about cities and the dead for Lapham's Quarterly.  From "Necropolis":
Throughout early Christendom, bishops consolidated power around the tomb. The cemetery where St. Peter was buried was well outside of Rome’s city walls in a distant plot of land named Vatican Hill. But it was here, not in the city itself, that...