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We’re All Morbid Now: Brooklyn’s Death Educators Are Doing Lively Business

Divya Anantharaman, who gave a pheasant taxidermy lecture in July.

A projection of a blinking skeleton grows larger and larger. To a viewer today it looks like a cheap trick at a haunted house. But for audiences in the 19th century, this image was terrifying. Before cinema, people had never encountered moving images, so a specter on the wall seemed like a real ghost approaching. More →