Inside the Funeral Homes Posing the Dead Like They're Still Alive
We talked to the head of one of New Orleans's oldest funeral homes about why some families are drawn to "extreme embalmings."
I Spent a Day with an Embalmer
WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director
James Donofrio has worked in a funeral home since age 12. He's now 57.
What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science?
It takes courage to give away the only thing that is truly yours, even if you're already dead.
The Art and Science of Making Dead People Look Alive Again
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.
This Mortician Wants You to Take a Hands-On Approach with Corpses
"We are entrenched in the idea that dead bodies are dangerous, and we are entrenched in the idea that it is better to have professionals do it... American death is a really recent invention."