Six years after a mass shooting at the local High School, Libby Copeland visits with survivors and observes various ways they live and cope with lasting trauma.
In an incredibly moving feature, journalist Libby Copeland spends time with a couple in their 60s, Kate and Deloy Oberlin, as they very consciously prepare for Kate’s death from metastatic breast cancer, and again in the aftermath of her passing. Deloy honors his wife’s wishes that once she’s gone, for three days while her body is chilled with dry ice and frozen water bottles, a gathering his held where family and friends can visit with her body. Afterward, also per her wishes, he delivers her body to a site where it is composted as part of a study in “green” burial.
For most of her life, Alice Collins Plebuch believed she was the daughter of Irish Americans. A DNA test upended everything she thought she knew about her family history.
Our on-again, off-again, on-again relationship with the holy (yes, holy) fat.
A profile of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
A hundred years ago, dying in America was a far more intimate experience. A look at how the realities of death became so distant and industrialized, and the small group of women who are fighting to reconnect us to the process of dying.