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EXPOSÉ
THE DEAD BEAT CLUB
Ten things you don't know about the obit biz
PERISH THE THOUGHT
HOW I WOULD LIKE TO DIE
Pointing to the bleachers like Babe Ruth before a home run, a writer prepares to shuffle off this mortal coil
ESSAY
ALL THE TIME WE HAVE
When your therapist dies, well, how does that make you feel?
MEMOIR
THE COLOR OF MONDAY
What happens when a picture is not worth a thousand words?
OBITUARY
THE DEATH OF THE PARTY
ESSAY
A MYSTIC AT HEART
Marriage, birth, and death test the limits of faith
FICTION
RISK, TAKING
OBITUARY
THE DEATH OF PERSONAL BLOGS
REFLECTION
HERRING IN HEAVEN
Everyone knows about heaven and hell — but what do Jews think about the afterlife?
ESSAY
WHO IS THE HEBREW GIRL MURDERER OF EAST NEW YORK?
CSI 1870s-style — the tabloid sensation of Pesach Rubenstein, America's first Jewish slasher
ESSAY
HOW COULD SHE?
Reflections on my grandmother, the murderer
OBITUARY
A DEATH TO END ALL DEATHS
ESSAY
POP 'EM IN YIDDISH
The subterranean world of Jewish pulp fiction
MEMOIR
MURDER FROM ROGERS PARK
Perpetrators, victims, bystanders on Chicago's north side
EXPLOR-
ATION
TRAUMASCAPES
Places transformed by tragedy
ESSAY
DUST TO DUST
The great cremation debate
ARCHIVE
GHOST WORLD
A selection of graveside portrait photography from the
YIVO archives
OBITUARY
MEMORIAL TO MY CYNICISM
ESSAY
DYING FOR THE STORY
Shot at by rebels. Threatened by drug lords. Why do journalists risk their lives?
BURIED TREASURE
THE TIME CAPSULE
A potted history of beauty and self-importance