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Slate's The Gist: T-Shirts and Mourning

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Slate's The Gist: T-Shirts and Mourning

Slate's The Gist: T-Shirts and Mourning

Slate's The Gist: T-Shirts and Mourning

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Jen Shreve, an author and essayist who's writing a book about how modern society copes with death. Shreve says the memorial t-shirt — worn across the country after the September 11 tragedy — is beginning to replace traditional black mourning attire.