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
12.10.18
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
7.10.18
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
7.6.18
New music

Weaves Get Weird On Their Cover of Arcade Fire's "Neighbourhood #3 (Power's Out)"

For Polaris Prize's Cover Sessions, the band turns the Arcade Fire cut into a jittery banger.
Sarah MacDonald
5.8.18
Interviews

Charlotte Day Wilson Is Organizing the Chaos of Romance

The Toronto R&B singer talks about her new EP, ‘Stone Woman,’ her growth as a producer, and taking hold of her own career.
Sarah MacDonald
2.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Nova Scotia Funeral Home Cremated the Wrong Body

The funeral home apparently showed the family two wrong bodies before admitting their mistake.
Mack Lamoureux
1.17.18
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
we saw this

Arcade Fire Still Rules, So It's a Bummer That 'Everything Now' Doesn't

Seeing the Montreal band's incredible live show in NYC only throws their current creative rut into sharp relief.
Phil Witmer
7.31.17
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
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE

Read a Chapter from Sherman Alexie's New Memoir

‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’ will be out in stores this June.
Sherman Alexie
6.7.17
monarchy

What Will Happen to British Institutions When the Queen Dies?

If you've been ignoring the monarchy most of your life, you're probably not ready for what a big deal it's going to be.
Hazel Sheffield
1.27.17
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