funerals

food news

Stop Leaving Cigarettes and Beer on Funeral Altars, Irish Priest Begs

What, like leaving a pack of Parliaments and an empty High Life on a casket is disrespectful or something?
Jelisa Castrodale
8.7.19
After you die

Human Composting Just Got the Green Light in Washington

It's an eco-friendly alternative to burial or cremation
Emma Ockerman
5.21.19
New Zealand mosque attacks

The Christchurch gunman was stopped from attacking a third target, police say

"Lives were saved.”
David Gilbert
3.20.19
Munchies

Widow Lived for Weeks on Leftover Cheese from Husband's Funeral After Error Marked Her as Dead, Too

Warning: This story is sad even though it's about cheese.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.6.18
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
Feelings

The Expired Oreo Cake that Loved Me

I couldn't bear to throw out the "7-inch Double Layer Cookies N' Crème Cake" that had become my rock.
Meara Sharma
6.19.18
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
Fast Food

WATCH: Georgia Tech Students Give Fallen Taco Bell a Touching Memorial Service

It included a military-funeral-style bugle performance of "Taps."
Hilary Pollack
5.4.18
Motherboard

Families Tell Us Why They Decided to ‘Bury’ a Loved One in Space

Celestis is the first and only private company to have successfully launched a memorial spaceflight.
Frank White
4.12.18
jobs

These Women Make A Living By Singing at People's Funerals

Singing at her grandmother's funeral inspired Penelope Shipley to start a business and do the same for other people's families. “The idea has always been to help people," she says.
Kate Leaver
3.19.18
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
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