AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 7, 2013) – From woodworking to crafting traditional soaps and lotions, Dark Rye magazine is focusing on all things “body” this month:

Olowo-n’djo Tchala, founder of Alaffia, visits his home country of Togo and talks about how modern society can coexist with traditional ways of life.
Michael Yates, an Austin-based woodworker, discusses the process of making his grandmother’s coffin.

The January issue also includes the following features: “Pulp (non) Fiction: Real Place to Find Reclaimed Wood” by Andrew Wagner; “The Sustainability of Death” by Manuel Gonzales; “Some Body: How Yoga Taught Me To Finally Respect My Physical Self,” by Neal Pollack; and “Excercising Grief” by Emily Rapp.

Dark Rye is now available for download as an iPad app here.

A 2013 James Beard Foundation Award winner, Dark Rye uses multimedia storytelling and accessible DIY projects to inspire visitors to pursue their dreams while fostering a more creative and compelling world.

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