funerals

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
RIP

Watch a Robot Eulogize Its ‘Brother’ at Moscow’s New Cemetery for Dead Machines

The project brings abiotic graveyards to life after many science fiction depictions of the concept.
Becky Ferreira
11.8.17
death

The Women Who Want Their Corpses to Feed The Earth After They Die

Women have long been leaders in the death industry, but in recent years they have also pushed the industry to look to alternative burial practices.
Adina Solomon
11.1.17
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
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