Post Mortem

Gaming

This Game Explores What Happens to Your Corpse When You Die

Unlike most video games, where dead bodies are swept away, 'A Mortician's Tale' forces you to deal with what comes next.
Simon Davis
10.19.17
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How Social Media Changed Celebrity Deaths in 2016

There weren't necessarily more celebrity deaths, just more collective mourning on the internet.
Simon Davis
1.6.17
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How Living People Are Wrongfully Pronounced Dead

Each year, about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936.
Simon Davis
9.1.16
Post Mortem

Every Human Skull is a Beautiful Snowflake

A new exhibit at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia explores the beauty and individuality of human skulls.
Simon Davis
8.24.16
Post Mortem

A Handy Guide to Faking Your Own Death

In most cases, it's a really, really bad idea.
Simon Davis
8.8.16
Film

Everything I Learned About Sex from Canadian Movies

On the 20th anniversary of the car-sex classic 'Crash,' I looked back at how Canadian cinema had warped my brain.
Sarah Kurchak
5.25.16
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Humans Could One Day Evolve to Live Forever

If jellyfish can do it, why can't humans?
VICE Staff
5.4.16
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Tattoos, Diseases, and Skin Pickings: A Museum Explores the Importance of Skin

The exhibit includes wax models of grotesque skin diseases, strips of preserved tattooed skin, and an entire jar of skin pickings.
Simon Davis
2.18.16
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The Bizarre Crimes of Detroit's Underground Cadaver Dealer

Arthur Rathburn is accused of hacking up bodies with chainsaws and selling diseased body parts to medical conferences—just one example of the shady ongoings in the cadaver dealing industry.
Simon Davis
2.12.16
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How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

Companies have refined cryonics technology to better preserve peoples' brains after death. But so far, no one knows how to turn a cryogenically frozen​ brain back into a living person.
Simon Davis
1.29.16
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Death Is Way More Complicated When You're Polyamorous

Families tend to fight over inheritance and end-of-life decisions, but those squabbles get way weirder when you throw an extra boyfriend or girlfriend into the mix.
Simon Davis
11.9.15
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'Save the Planet, Kill Yourself': The Contentious History of the Church of Euthanasia

"Antihumanist" activist Chris Korda spent the 90s campaigning for the extinction of humanity. We asked her why she hates people so much.
Simon Davis
10.23.15
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