10 Questions for a Funeral Director, About Making a Living from Death
"I rent a parking spot for the hearse, because having it in my driveway would look weird."
Funerals Might Be Different Forever After the Pandemic
Amid a pandemic, loved ones of the dead—and those who handle their bodies—are reimagining how to care for those who pass away.
Coronavirus Has Changed Mourning at a Black-Owned Funeral Home
“Never have I heard anything like what we're experiencing now.”
Day in the Life: The Funeral Director Who Can't Source Enough Coffins
"Having to tell people that they can’t carry their dad’s coffin or that they have to un-invite people from the funeral is really hard."
CDC Tells Morticians to Livestream Funerals
In the wake of coronavirus, any funeral with more than 50 people should be canceled and should be livestreamed online instead.
The Women Who Crash Funerals to Loudly Cry
"Wailers" are women who go to the funerals of people they don't know – and cry loudly.
Stop Leaving Cigarettes and Beer on Funeral Altars, Irish Priest Begs
What, like leaving a pack of Parliaments and an empty High Life on a casket is disrespectful or something?
People in Their Twenties Are Already Planning Their Funerals
According to a recent survey, millennials are more prepared than any other age group for our inevitable return to the earth.
Human Composting Just Got the Green Light in Washington
It's an eco-friendly alternative to burial or cremation
What's Gone On This Week: Nature's Revenge
Humans are railing so much gear it's affecting shrimp in rural Suffolk, but Pete Doherty has been hospitalised by a hedgehog so it all evens out.
This Museum in Indonesia is a Macabre Exploration of Death
Our writer took a trip to an entire museum about Indonesian funeral rites in the city of Surabaya.