In today's outrage culture, it's hard to believe that the Italian cannibal-rape films of the 1970s ever received theatrical releases.
In a world where photos of corpses can circulate around the internet and cause distress to grieving families, does it make sense to formally ban anyone taking pictures of dead bodies?
That it took me until I turned 27 to recognize my own mortality is ironic, considering that I was diagnosed with a never-before-seen combination of two strains of leukemia when I was 15.
The sticking point, of course, is what constitutes a justifiable reason to kill yourself—or have a doctor do so for you.
It's usually a tedious, cobwebby metaphor for failure—but some of today's video games have wonderfully inventive approaches to "death."
Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
Since I was seven years old, my life has been governed by a phobia of getting sick.
The deaths of two kids over an unpaid bill highlights the horrible state of fire prevention on Canada's reserves.
While Sydney's supervised injecting room has been a widely accepted success, the Victorian government still opposes a facility in Melbourne.
Facebook announced today that users will now be able to designate someone to manage their pages after they go on to that great social network in the sky.
Chloe Caldwell recalls her last days with slam poetry legend Maggie Estep, who passed away at age 50 one year ago today.
An interview with Aleksandrija Ajdukovic.
We asked eight people who work in the funeral and death industries about how their jobs affect their love lives.
The welcome streak comes after weeks of tension between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"When you come home, it's like you've been to the moon because there's no point in telling anybody. They don't understand."
Michelle Vash Payne, a trans woman in Los Angeles, was murdered by her boyfriend over the weekend. We asked an expert to contextualize her death within the trend of violence and misogyny toward trans women.
We talked to Daniella Marcantoni, a licensed embalmer and makeup artist for the deceased, about how she works to make corpses look a little less lifeless.
Jimmy Giegerich takes us to the world of the Slime Lord in this colorful fantasy comic set in an underground world of caverns and violence.
On Sunday, hip-hop learned about the death of one of its youngest, most promising moguls. To find out how New Yorkers were dealing with the loss of their native son, I visited a bunch of spots around the city and talked to some of his fans.
In life, transgender people face tremendous hurdles in trying to get accurate identification reflecting their true identities. In death, that's no different.
Hsieh would often disappear for days at a time inside an internet cafe in Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan, to binge on computer games. But on January 8, after playing for three days straight, he collapsed and died of a cardiac arrest.
Santa Muerte is the patron saint of death, and she's been condemned and suppressed by the Mexican government and Catholic Church. In the latest Entitlement podcast, we talked to death expert Megan Rosenbloom about this illicit religious tradition…
An ex-soldier's toy armor appears to have proven more effective than its cinematic counterpart and helped him continue his insane charity walk across Australia.
New evidence shows that cremation may be worse for us than we thought. Which doesn't leave a whole lot of options if you're aiming for a green death.