In cemeteries, densifying the dead

KCRW-FM interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School about the growing density of city cemeteries and the rise in cremations. It turns out actual cemeteries have gone through many design and planning changes in tandem with changes in our culture. They’re also becoming taller and denser, much like cities themselves. That’s according to David Sloane,…

Bonus episode: Lolly Willowes

Lolly Willowes: or, the loving huntsman is the deceptively simple novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner, about a woman who after 40 years spent in devotion to taking care of her father, and her brother’s family, decides to move to the countryside and become a witch! Does she find freedom, or does she exchange one form of subjugation for another?

If you haven’t read the novel yet, beware – we assume you’ve read it, so here’s your spoiler alert!

Featuring Aubrey Hicks (@AubreyHi), Lisa Schweitzer (@drschweitzer), and David Sloane (@dcsloane53 )


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Battle Over Confederate Monuments Moves to the Cemeteries

The New York Times quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about the differences between a cemetery memorial and Confederate monuments in a public square. “These are markers to a person’s grave,” said David Sloane, a historian at the University of Southern California who has written two books on cemeteries. “Cemetery memorials do have…