Pictures of War

A picture is worth 1000 words, they say. That’s true of pictures of war. Matthew Brady started it in the Civil War, but because of the slowness of the cameras he was only able to capture the aftermath–sad faces of soldiers, bloated corpses of men and horses, smoke rising from destruction. Photography helped us see…

Body Worlds

Aaron Ginsburg sent me a link to his Stop Body Worlds page. He’s got lots of useful links on facts and criticism of this macabre exhibit by Gunther von Hagens that has traveled throughout the world. Earlier this year in Pittsburgh, Eileen Catz, an employee of the museum that was to host it, resigned in…