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Headstone from a small town churchyard cemetery in southwest New Jersey, on the Delaware Bay. (St George's Episcopal Church, Pennsville Twp., NJ)

AGS Conference This Week!

This week is the 35th Annual AGS (Association for Gravestone Studies) Conference, being held at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. (Conference runs June 19-24, 2012; Ed Snyder will be on site in the Sales Room on Friday, June 22 with his StoneAngels artwork – cards, prints, and books! (Read more here: http://www.gravestonestudies.org/conferences.htm) Headstone […]

Cemetery Articles

Ross Mitchell (Part 7) – Ghost Stories and the Filming of Rocky VI

This article is part of a series on How Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Is Reinventing Itself. It is based on an interview with Ross Mitchell, Executive Director of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Stoneangels: Let me ask you about Sylvester Stallone and shooting the opening scenes of [the upcoming movie] “Rocky VI,” at Laurel […]

Death & Dying Articles




Drawing from his experience as a paramedic in Harlem, the author takes us on a gritty ride through the squalid backstreets of NYC circa 1990. Through his main character Frank, a paramedic, Mr. Burke relates life through ambulance calls with gruesome clarity and realism.


Spoon River Anthology

The author of this poetic odyssey, Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950), was an enormously prolific American writer and poet. He is known mainly for Spoon River, his most popular work.


Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

In Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach gave a humorous summary of what happens to our bodies when we die. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife looks beyond the physical for proof that a part of us survives death.