Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Have you heard of Hart Island? It’s part of New York City, and has been a potter’s field for thousands of dead bodies. It’s also almost been an amusement park, and may be a park in the future. It’s a strange place.

You’ve probably heard of Rikers Island, which is nearby and has its own story and atmosphere.

While we’re on somewhat dark topics, have you heard of death cafes? They’re places for people to talk about death, and funeral practices, and what one’s experiences are.

On to brighter things…have you heard of featherbowling? I hadn’t, until I read this article, which is long and fascinating and covers everything from Belgian history to art theft.

King George: obnoxious monarch, or brilliant party planner? Probably both, as it turns out.

No comments: