dead people

Post Mortem

What Happens if You Vote and Die Before Election Day?

Let's say you send in an absentee ballot and then you drop dead. Does your vote still count?
Simon Davis
11.2.16
Post Mortem

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
Stuff

The Little Death: Living and Loving as a Necrophiliac

Turns out there's more than one way to sexualise a corpse.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.27.15
Stuff

The World of Hearses Just Had One of the Strangest Weeks Ever

Four incidents in one week highlight just how hard it is to maintain the air of dignity we insist on from our corpse-mobiles.
Mike Pearl
5.19.15
Stuff

Burying the Dead in Alaska Is More Complicated Than You'd Think

Death in Alaska is complicated, but this guy seems to have it figured out.
Cody Liska
4.28.15
Post Mortem

Should Photographing Corpses Be Illegal?

In a world where photos of corpses can circulate around the internet and cause distress to grieving families, does it make sense to formally ban anyone taking pictures of dead bodies?
Simon Davis
2.24.15
Post Mortem

The Art and Science of Making Dead People Look Alive Again

We talked to Daniella Marcantoni, a licensed embalmer and makeup artist for the deceased, about how she works to make corpses look a little less lifeless.
Simon Davis
2.3.15
News

Did a Minnesota Man Pull a 'Weekend At Bernie's' with His Dead Mom?

After collecting her dead body on the day she died, police found out that 90-year-old Caryl Vanzo's son had taken her to the bank earlier that day to take out money in her name.
Mike Pearl
1.24.15
Post Mortem

This Mortician Wants You to Take a Hands-On Approach with Corpses

'American death is a really recent invention'.
Simon Davis
10.1.14
Photo

A Visit to the Little Shop Where Hollywood Buys Its Dead Bodies

Containers are helpfully adorned with labels like "Rental Skulls" and "Child Bones".
Nate Miller
6.26.14
Travel

'Lelo' Is the Most Insane Sport in the World

The Georgian wrestling-rugby hybrid usually involves broken bones and the destruction of a village.
Jordi Perdigó and Cristina Aldehuela
5.12.14
Stuff

How Will the David Foster Wallace Legacy Survive Itself?

Why won't we let D.F.W. R.I.P.?
Blake Butler
1.9.13
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