Funeral

Fashion

Morticians Explain How People Choose Their Last Outfits

From a simple shroud to Aretha Franklin's multiple costume changes, here's how to pick the clothes you'd literally be caught dead in.
Ilise S. Carter
12.11.18
To Hell And Back

What Does a Metalhead Wear to a Funeral?

Sometimes an all-black wardrobe is more of a curse than a blessing (plus new tunes from Blackrat, High Cost, Dropdead, and more).
Kim Kelly
11.30.18
New music

Weaves Get Weird On Their Cover of Arcade Fire's "Neighbourhood #3 (Power's Out)"

For Polaris Prize's Cover Sessions, the band turns the Arcade Fire cut into a jittery banger.
Sarah MacDonald
5.9.18
Important Questions Raised By...

We Made People Pick the Songs They Want Played At Their Funerals

Death is coming for each and every one of us, so we may as well pick a big tune to send us into the abyss.
Rosie Hewitson
4.4.18
Interviews

Charlotte Day Wilson Is Organising the Chaos of Romance

The Toronto R&B singer talks about her new EP, ‘Stone Woman,’ her growth as a producer, and taking hold of her own career.
Sarah MacDonald
2.26.18
pets

Inside the World of Pet Funerals

"We've served families who had budgies, parrots, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas. We've had a couple of snakes."
Tiffy Thompson
9.26.17
we saw this

Arcade Fire Still Rule, So It's a Bummer That 'Everything Now' Doesn't

Seeing the Montreal band's incredible live show in NYC only throws their current creative rut into sharp relief.
Phil Witmer
8.1.17
death

What I Learned Hanging Out with Corpses Around the World

Author and mortician Caitlin Doughty tells us about her new book, in which she explores funeral rites from across the globe.
Justin Caffier
7.10.17
Photography

Exploring a Long-Abandoned Crematorium

Photographer Mihai Petre grew up near the oldest crematorium in Romania, which closed down in 2002. Not much has changed since.
Alex Țibu
6.13.17
monarchy

What Will Happen to British Institutions When the Queen Dies?

If you've been ignoring the monarchy most of your life, you're probably not ready for what a big deal it's going to be.
Hazel Sheffield
1.27.17
INDIA

This Restaurant Wants You to Dine with the Dead

Inside a dimly lit restaurant situated near the Sidi Saiyad mosque in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, it is hard to escape a glaring fact: the tables and booths are arranged around large, casket-like tombs. At New Lucky, the customers are dining with the...
Han Zhang
1.15.17
Art

Meet the First Family of Creative Ghanaian Handmade Coffins

Great Big Story takes a look inside Ghanaian craftsman Anang Kwei’s coffin workshop.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.30.16
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