Reading on a grave marker seemed appropriate for the summer edition of NEEDLE, filled with death and destruction. Especially when that grave marker is a statue of a black angel. Legend has it that Rodina Feldevertova cheated on her husband, so karma got back at her by turning the angel from bronze to black... or the natural oxidation process kicked in and took its toll on the metal. For an actual history, check this out.
Anyways, this is, literally, the only cool thing in Iowa City, where I live.