funerals

death

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."
Drew Schwartz
7.30.18
death

Drive-Thru Funerals Are Now a Thing in Japan

Feeling bereaved and on a tight schedule?
Mahmood Fazal
7.4.18
politics

Only Pathetic Losers Would Want Donald Trump at Their Funeral

John McCain's dying wish is to have a Trump-free funeral. I can't blame him.
Eve Peyser
5.7.18
death

Working as a Funeral Director Helped me Learn to Love Life

Sixth generation funeral director Caleb Wilde discusses his new book, 'Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life.'
Simon Davis
9.27.17
funerals

The Future Is Having Your Funeral Livestreamed

More and more funeral homes and crematoriums are beginning to offer livestreaming services for friends and family who can't make it on the day.
Hannah Ewens
5.8.17
The 2016 Fiction Issue

'The Grave Bench'

A writer struggles to get a hold of the story of his grandmother-in-law's Christmas wish, for a bench that will sit by her tombstone.
Ben Stroud
12.21.16
NSFW

I Spent a Day with an Embalmer

WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
Clément Pouré
9.21.16
Stuff

The Hearse Collectors Who Pimp Out and Show Off Their Morbid Rides

Some people just really like hearses, it turns out.
Claire Voon
8.20.16
Travel

Behind the Rise of Funeral Tourism on the Island of Sulawesi

Traditional funerals often involve grilling pigs with flamethrowers and sacrificing buffaloes by the dozen. Subsequently they've started charging tourists to watch.
Nat Kassel
4.4.16
Post Mortem

Death Styles of the Rich and Famous: Stories From an Upper East Side Funeral Home

The author of a new memoir tells us what it was like to work at the place that gave John Lennon, Jackie Onassis, and Philip Seymour Hoffman their final sendoffs.
Simon Davis
9.24.15
Post Mortem

The Space Race for Lunar Funerals

"The time to change the vision of death from the underground to the celestial is now," says Elysium, a company trying to make lunar burials a reality.
Simon Davis
9.16.15
VICE INTL

A Good Day to Die: Fake Funerals in South Korea

We head to Seoul to find out why so many Koreans are taking their own lives and why others are pretending to die in order to live better.
VICE Staff
8.21.15
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