Morticians Explain How People Choose Their Last Outfits
From a simple shroud to Aretha Franklin's multiple costume changes, here's how to pick the clothes you'd literally be caught dead in.
Ilise S. Carter
To Hell And Back
What Does a Metalhead Wear to a Funeral?
Sometimes an all-black wardrobe is more of a curse than a blessing (plus new tunes from Blackrat, High Cost, Dropdead, and more).
GARAGE House of Horrors
Inside the World of Designer Coffins
Specialized coffin designers reflect a desire for more personal touches in the afterlife.
Funeral Companies are Losing Millions Because Not Enough People are Dying
Several thousand less people seem to have died this year because of a powerful flu vaccine.
The Funeral Industry is Struggling to Cater for Overweight Australians
Undertakers are having to make heavier coffins and wider graves in order to accommodate their girthier clients.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral
Renard Matthews's family wanted to remember the 18-year-old just as he lived.
I Learned About My Dad’s Secret Family After His Death
“Even after you’re dead, people are eventually going to find out about who you really were.”
Stephen Hawking’s Voice Was Beamed to a Black Hole During His Funeral
Hawking’s message to preserve the planet was radioed into space during his Friday memorial at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Weaves Get Weird On Their New Arcade Fire Cover
For Polaris Prize's Cover Sessions, the band turns the Arcade Fire cut into a jittery banger.
Future Funerals: How Death Is Slowly Being Disrupted
How could innovative ideas improve funerals and final resting places? It’s a question not being asked enough.
Inside the World of Pet Funerals
"We've served families who had budgies, parrots, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas. We've had a couple of snakes."
What I Learned Hanging Out with Corpses Around the World
Author and mortician Caitlin Doughty tells us about her new book, in which she explores funeral rites from across the globe.