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 […]
Ross Mitchell (Part 8) – Visiting Laurel Hill: Why The Cemetery Is A Celebration of Life
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: As far as actually getting to Laurel Hill, you can see it from Roosevelt Boulevard, but you have no idea […]
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
Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 3
This article is part 3 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism that covers the mourning dove, roadside memorials, urns, and other symbols of death.
Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 2
This article is part 2 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism that covers wolf tables, cemetery gates, and mourning women.
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.