funerals

death

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".
Drew Schwartz
7.31.18
death

Drive-Thru Funerals Are Now a Thing in Japan

Feeling bereaved and on a tight schedule?
Mahmood Fazal
7.5.18
politics

Only Pathetic Losers Would Want Donald Trump at Their Funeral

John McCain's dying wish is to have a Trump-free funeral. I can't blame him.
Eve Peyser
5.8.18
LGBTQ

The Growing Movement to Memorialize Queerness After Death

LGBTQ representation is increasing in both cemeteries and obituaries.
Simon Davis
7.6.17
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
funerals

The Future Is Having Your Funeral Livestreamed

More and more funeral homes and crematoriums are beginning to offer livestreaming services for friends and family who can't make it on the day.
Hannah Ewens
5.8.17
Post Mortem

Burglars Want to Rob You When Your Mom Dies

If you're at her funeral, then a burglar can be pretty sure you won't be home.
Simon Davis
10.1.16
Stuff

The Hearse Collectors Who Pimp Out and Show Off Their Morbid Rides

Some people just really like hearses, it turns out.
Claire Voon
8.20.16
Art

These Works Made from Human Hair Explore the Art of Grief

Spencer Merolla crafts hair and funeral clothing into works of art that tackle the grieving process.
Alyssa Buffenstein
4.16.16
Travel

Funeral Tourism and Flamethrower Pork on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi

Traditional funerals often involve grilling pigs with flame throwers and sacrificing buffaloes by the dozen. Subsequently they've started charging tourists to watch.
Nat Kassel
4.4.16
Post Mortem

The Space Race for Lunar Funerals

"The time to change the vision of death from the underground to the celestial is now," says Elysium, a company trying to make lunar burials a reality.
Simon Davis
9.17.15
VICE INTL

A Good Day to Die: Fake Funerals in South Korea

We head to Seoul to find out why so many Koreans are taking their own lives and why others are pretending to die in order to live better.
VICE Staff
8.24.15
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