Julia Rappaport

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Books tour

While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  May 01, 2009

Funeral recession

These days, practically nothing is immune to the economy's woes — not even an industry that caters to what would seem to be the one recession-proof commodity: death.
These days, practically nothing is immune to the economy's woes — not even the death industry.
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  February 25, 2009

Really going green

According to environmental activists, traditional funerary activities such as embalming, burial in concrete liners, and cremation are anything but planet friendly.
Eco-friendly cemeteries
By ALAN R. EARLS  |  February 25, 2009

Junk-food judges

The Internet can help you answer any question these days.
The Best of the Bad
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 30, 2008

Enrich thy neighbor

'Buy local' and take care of business
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 08, 2008

Scars & stripes

“Dude, that shit right there? That’s Iraq.”
American vets discover that their military uniforms — like their service — look better on paper
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  September 24, 2008