funerals

Post Mortem

Atheism Terrifies People Because It Makes Us Think About Death

Studies have found that considering atheism leads many to thoughts of death – even when those people are atheists themselves.
Simon Davis
5.12.15
Stuff

Burying the Dead in Alaska Is More Complicated Than You'd Think

Death in Alaska is complicated, but this guy seems to have it figured out.
Cody Liska
4.28.15
death

Photographs of the Weird and Beautiful Ways the Dead Are Memorialised Around the World

We talked to Paul Koudounaris about decorating skulls, burying bodies, and "Memento Mori," his latest book.
Simon Davis
3.31.15
Post Mortem

How Bodies Were Buried During History's Worst Epidemics

From the black death to the Spanish flu epidemic to last year's Ebola outbreak, what did people do with all those diseased corpses?
Simon Davis
3.26.15
Post Mortem

The Art and Science of Making Dead People Look Alive Again

We talked to Daniella Marcantoni, a licensed embalmer and makeup artist for the deceased, about how she works to make corpses look a little less lifeless.
Simon Davis
2.3.15
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week: The Guy from Blink 182 Said Streaming Music Is Like Killing Elephants

Also this week: A church refused to bury a woman who had been attending their services for over 50 years because she hadn't given them enough money in the last years of her life.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
11.30.14
News

This Is What Life Is Like for Liberians Dealing with the Ebola Outbreak

I spoke to human rights activist and Monrovia resident Segbe Nyanfor about how the virus has affected day-to-day life for him and his family.
Tyler Stiem
11.5.14
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Having a Tibetan Sky Burial Means Birds Will Slowly Eat Your Corpse

Tibetan Buddhists have been performing sky burials for centuries, and it's one of the most economical – but also totally gory – funeral practices in the world.
Josh Androsky
9.19.14
Post Mortem

How to Avoid Being an Exploding Corpse After You Die

Some funeral directors are turning bodies into rivers of sludge and raking in the profits.
Simon Davis
8.18.14
Stuff

These Custom French Tombstones Make Dying Fun

Make sure you die in style.
Stephanie Mercier Voyer
1.6.14
Stuff

People Are Now Crowdfunding Their Funerals Online

Online fundraising for a guaranteed revenue source.
Mike Pearl
9.19.13
Stuff

Filibustin' with Willie D - Bury Me Drama Free

I have witnessed relatives at funerals duke it out over everything from inheritances to the colour of the casket.
Willie D
5.23.12
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