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Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Know I Will Never Feel Pure Joy Again'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has written a pretty extraordinary Facebook note about observing the first 30 days following her husband David’s sudden death. In Jewish tradition, that 30-day period is known as sheloshim. Sandberg observes, “I have lived thirty years in these thirty days. I am thirty years sadder. I feel… » 6/03/15 2:45pm 6/03/15 2:45pm

Death Becomes Her: The Dark Arts of Crepe and Mourning

Before I left the house to go to the new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, which explores The Costume Institute's extensive collection of grieving garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, I thought about asking my father what I should wear. One of the earliest… » 10/28/14 6:30pm 10/28/14 6:30pm

Woman Tears Down Memorial Because 'There's Been Enough Mourning'

When 12-year-old Sammy Cohen Eckstein was tragically killed three months ago by a driver in Park Slope, his family and friends put up a memorial to honor him. It's been up (apparently without incident) ever since. Well, until a woman who, according to Gothamist, is also a member of the neighborhood decided there had… » 1/18/14 6:20pm 1/18/14 6:20pm