"What If I Died" Dives Into the Highs and Lows of Willis Earl Beal's "DIE"
The short film, directed by Dan Buyanovsky, works off of a disconcerting song from Beal's latest album, 'ALMS.'
Alex Robert Ross
This Is What It's Like to Burn Bodies for a Living
Cremation is becoming more and more popular in the US. We spoke to a young crematory operator about what it's like to make a living incinerating human carcasses.
Anonymous, As Told to Rick Paulas
Horses Homeboykris and Pramedya Die at Preakness Stakes
The incident brings into relief the ethical issues of pushing animals to their limit, when they have no agency.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Can You Die From a Hangover?
Answering the question you ask yourself every Saturday morning.
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.
Meet the Irish Catholic Priest Who Ministers to Inmates on Indonesia's Death Row
Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Europe or Die: Our Documentary About the Migrant Crisis
An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
Twitter Might Know When You’re Likely to Die, but Don't Expect It to Help You
Heart disease is the newest ailment your phone can theoretically warn you about. But all these future tech promises may not be as life-changing as we think.
Deep Ass Questions
Are All of These People Going to Die When Beyoncé Releases a New Album?
The Humongous Fungus Among Us Issue
How Albanian Lives Are Wrecked by Cycles of Vengeance
<i>Gjakmarrja</i>, the tradition of blood feuds, has been a part of Albanian culture since the 15th century, when a set of laws called the Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini held that a murder victim’s family could avenge his death by killing a male member of the...
Coachella Day Three: Nipples and Ass
If you want to know the truth, I spent a lot of the final day at Coachella staring at people’s asses…
Kim Taylor Bennett
The Sprinkles of the Sandman Issue
Bath Salts in the Wound
Few places were as primed for the plague of bath salts as the Southeast neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia. Before long, buyers swarmed the tobacco stores that carried it. Salt users would show up at a retailer five or six times a day. The lines were...