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
7.30.18
death

Drive-Thru Funerals Are Now a Thing in Japan

Feeling bereaved and on a tight schedule?
Mahmood Fazal
7.4.18
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
5.7.18
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Pet Cremator

"What's the strangest animal you've cremated?"
VICE Colombia
1.31.18
death

Working as a Funeral Director Helped Me Learn to Love Life

Sixth generation funeral director Caleb Wilde discusses his new book, 'Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life.'
Simon Davis
9.26.17
LGBTQ

The Growing Movement to Memorialize Queerness After Death

LGBTQ representation is increasing in both cemeteries and obituaries.
Simon Davis
7.5.17
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
The 2016 Fiction Issue

'The Grave Bench'

A writer struggles to get a hold of the story of his grandmother-in-law's Christmas wish, for a bench that will sit by her tombstone.
Ben Stroud
12.21.16
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
9.28.16
NSFW

I Spent a Day with an Embalmer

WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
Clément Pouré
9.21.16
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