Funeral

Fashion

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
12.11.18
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).
Kim Kelly
12.1.18
GARAGE House of Horrors

Inside the World of Designer Coffins

Specialized coffin designers reflect a desire for more personal touches in the afterlife.
Pippa Wysong
10.25.18
Australia Today

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.
Gavin Butler
10.11.18
Australia Today

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.
Gavin Butler
10.3.18
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.
River Donaghey
7.11.18
Essays

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.”
Ollie Start
7.9.18
goodbyes

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.
Becky Ferreira
6.17.18
New music

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.
Sarah MacDonald
5.9.18
death

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.
Ernie Smith
11.3.17
pets

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."
Tiffy Thompson
9.26.17
death

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.
Justin Caffier
7.8.17
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