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".
I Spent a Day in a Mortuary
WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director
James Donofrio has worked in a funeral home since age 12. He's now 57.
This Is What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Medical Science in London
It takes courage to relinquish yourself of the only thing that is truly yours, even if you're already dead.
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.
This Mortician Wants You to Take a Hands-On Approach with Corpses
'American death is a really recent invention'.
The Jobs Issue
Yes, I'm a funeral director. That doesn't mean that I stand there in a jacket and skirt at someone's wake comforting the bereaved family. Nope.