The U.S. funeral industry is worth $20bn annually. Yet, many of us remain in the dark about what happens to our bodies once we die. Kira Garcia explores American post-mortem practices, from traditional burials to composting.
Mummies among us
How ancient peoples fed the dead
When pets are family, the benefits extend into society
Body Snatchers of Old New York
How ‘Big Funeral’ made the afterlife so expensive
Reasons not to scoff at ghosts, visions and near-death experiences