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.
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Sometimes an all-black wardrobe is more of a curse than a blessing (plus new tunes from Blackrat, High Cost, Dropdead, and more).
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.
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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.
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.
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."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Meet the First Family of Creative Ghanaian Handmade Coffins
Great Big Story takes a look inside Ghanaian craftsman Anang Kwei’s coffin workshop.