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PHOTOS: The Dying Art of Making Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Meet the company keeping this Mexican tradition alive.
Luis Cobelo
11.1.17
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
1.13.17
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
Photo

A Day in the Life of a James Dean Impersonator

Photographer Reto Sterchi followed Scott Brimigion as he competed in the famous James Dean lookalike contest in the icon's hometown of Fairmount, Indiana.
Reto Sterchi
2.12.16
Post Mortem

Dying on Facebook

The company will either delete the profile or preserve it as a "memorialization" account—but neither of those options are without problems, and some people are frustrated by their lack of control over their loved ones' pages.
Simon Davis
7.21.15
News

An Australian Crossbow Enthusiast Is on a Kangaroo Killing Spree

The bodies of 13 kangaroos have been found around Melbourne's northeast suburbs, and the killer remains at large.
Chris Shearer
2.27.15
Food

I Ate Cake in a German Cemetery Café

I recently heard about Berlin's Café Strauss because it allows one to enjoy coffee and cake in an unexpectedly peaceful place: the cemetery. Drinking coffee among dead people is a new experience around here. They even host birthday parties (for the...
Jasmina Knezovic
3.4.14