Book Review: Anno Dracula

Book Review: Anno Dracula

  People love to wonder “What If…” What if the South had won the Civil War? What if Hitler had beaten the Allies in World War II? What if Napoleon had a B-52 at the Battle of Waterloo or if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly? (Okay, I borrowed the last two from...

Book Review: Dark Tourism

  Back in October 2017, we featured an article about the phenomenon of Dark Tourism, AKA Black Tourism, Grief Tourism, or “thanatourism.” As tourists seem to be increasingly drawn to places linked to death, disaster, atrocity, or ongoing socio-political...
Memento Mori Masterpieces

Memento Mori Masterpieces

  Until the 20th century in America, death was much more a part of everyday life. When death came, people usually died in their own beds, surrounded by their loved ones, and their bodies were cared for and displayed in their own homes. Infant and child mortality was...