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Is This Device That Stores a Heartbeat an Authentic Way to Memorialize Someone?

Platforms like Facebook already act as mediums between the living and deceased.

Apr 11, 2018
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The Colonizer’s Archive is a Crooked Finger: A Photo Essay

“Colonial photography perpetually assaulted what became the Nigerian body.”

Nov 2, 2017
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Taking Care With Broken Things: How I Came to Practice Ethical Taxidermy

“I imagined that spending so much time with a dead thing might make death more understandable.”

Oct 31, 2017
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A Beginner’s Guide to Snorting the Moon

There’s nothing we do to earn something as unreasonable as moon dust, or death, or a high C you’re just born with.

Oct 5, 2017
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Threads: On Daughters, Mothers, Ex-girlfriends (and Sewing Boxes)

Inside his sewing box was an old girlfriend’s felt heart, stuck with pins. Throw it out, he says. I don’t.

Jul 21, 2017
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I wonder if my hatred of paper is just another form of mourning.

Jun 12, 2017
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In Memoriam: On Cemeteries and the Memory of Ordinary Lives

Who could not be superstitious, sentimental, and impractical around matters of death?

Jan 31, 2017
Things | Artifact

“It wasn’t that I wanted to be thinner; I didn’t want a body at all.”

Oct 28, 2016
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A Queer History of Relics

“As my feelings for R. grow, I find excuses to touch him, to mark him as my own.”

Aug 31, 2016
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Hair in War

“Hair, and what is done to it and by whom, is never really trivial.”

Aug 5, 2016