Tag: funeral

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The Rise of the Artisanal Funeral

A 30-year-old funeral director in LA wants to help the living get closer to death.


China’s Funeral Revolutionaries

Two men try to disrupt the gray market of Chinese death services.


Who Owns the Dead?

Inside the home funeral movement.


The End

We are all going to die. So what does it look like?

This article won the 2011 National Magazine Award for feature writing.

Is Funeral Home Chain SCI's Growth Coming at the Expense of Mourners?

How Service Corporation International corporatized death, driving growth through everything from aggresive acquisitions, volume pricing on caskets and embalming fluid, a “strong flu season,” and pre-selling over $7.5 billion worth of burials.


The Undertaker's Racket

An examination of the funeral industry.


What Remains: Conversations With America's Funeral Directors

In Chicago at the 130th National Funeral Directors Conference.