Old People Gonna Be Dying More (From Heat)

Hamilton Nolan · 06/23/15 09:35AM

Lo! What fresh horrors shall the demon gods of global warming be visiting upon humanity in the near future, according to relentlessly negative scientists? Well, killing grandma, for one.

How to Dress a Dead Baby

Alejandra Díaz Mattoni · 06/03/15 01:10PM

The mechanics of dressing a dead newborn are basic. The little girl’s face is white, lacking the flushed cheeks normally present in a newborn. She has a full head of hair and a button-type nose that makes you want to give her Eskimo kisses. Someone, probably a nurse, has put her in a onesie with yellow tulips embroidered along its Peter Pan collar. Livor mortis, but not rigor mortis had set in; the baby’s fingers are pliant and cold when I hook my finger into hers.

Remembering Warren Zevon on Letterman

Alex Pareene · 05/21/15 01:07PM

On October 30, 2002, David Letterman gave his whole show over to one guest: Warren Zevon, who had just been diagnosed with a fatal and untreatable form of lung cancer.

Man Found Dead in the Arms of His Lover, a Scarecrow in a Wig

Jay Hathaway · 04/03/15 01:20PM

A lonely Argentine shepherd was found dead in his bed Tuesday, lying next to what initially appeared to investigators to be another person, but was quickly determined to be a scarecrow outfitted with "special features," including jeans, lipstick, a wig, and a 6-inch plastic sex tube.

Terry Pratchett, Legendary Fantasy Author, Dead at 66

Jay Hathaway · 03/12/15 11:30AM

Sir Terry Pratchett, author of more than 70 novels, including 40 in his satirical fantasy series Discworld, died at his home Thursday. Pratchett was 66. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, and continued to write as he struggled with the onset of dementia.