Plasticized bodies

Peter Manseau explores the ethics and cultural meanings of death at a show of human corpses  @ Guernica. Questions concerning the ethical treatment of the dead have been with us at least since Sophocles, for whom a single act of leaving a corpse unburied brought mayhem that threatened the stability of society. In Antigone, the… Read more »

Notice your life

Jonathan Johnson  imagines what the dead mean to the living on the anniversary of his mother’s death @ Ascent. One “The other day, when you told me it was coming up on five years, for a minute I thought that couldn’t be right,” Amy said as she packed our toiletries, passports and her camera into… Read more »