death-and-dying

‘Extreme Embalming’ and Other Ways of Honoring the Dead Beyond Burying Them

The public viewing took place on the humid evening of July 8th in the New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé, inside a big house that had…

A Gentleman’s Guide to Your Digital Afterlife

Preparing for your own death is sort of like — well, it’s actually unlike anything else, because it means you have to come face-to-face with your own…

My Dream of Having a Viking Funeral Just Went up in Flames

The final scene of the epic 1958 adventure flick The Vikings goes something like this: The corpse of Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas) is carried onto…

A Gentleman’s Guide to Offering Condolences

Grief is complicated. Whether the death of a loved one is expected or a complete shock, the feelings people go through are complex, confusing and…