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."
Drive-Thru Funerals Are Now a Thing in Japan
Feeling bereaved and on a tight schedule?
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.
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.'
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.
Important Questions Raised By...
We Asked People About the Songs They Find Too Hard To Listen To
Break ups? Break downs? Funerals? We all have musical ghosts and they're destined to haunt us forever.
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.
I Spent a Day with an Embalmer
WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
The Hearse Collectors Who Pimp Out and Show Off Their Morbid Rides
Some people just really like hearses, it turns out.
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.
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.
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.