funerals

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Stop Leaving Cigarettes and Beer on Funeral Altars, Irish Priest Begs

What, like leaving a pack of Parliaments and an empty High Life on a casket is disrespectful or something?
Jelisa Castrodale
8.7.19
After you die

Human Composting Just Got the Green Light in Washington

It's an eco-friendly alternative to burial or cremation
Emma Ockerman
5.22.19
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
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.
Daisy Jones
1.24.17
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
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