Ada Calhoun

Ada Calhoun is the author of the narrative history St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street (W.W. Norton & Co., November 2015). She has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, Time, New York,, Billboard, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Country Living, and The Los Angeles Times.

Stories By Ada Calhoun

The Sisters Who Spoke to Spirits

After an encounter in their bedroom, two women found fame helping nineteenth-century mourners speak to their dead. The religion they inspired lives on to this day.