Couple Married for 67 Years Die Holding Hands

There's something very poetic about a couple so in love that they can't function without one another. And when it's a couple that's spent 67 years together in good times and in bad, it's more romantic to think about them passing within hours of each other rather than morbid. Get your hankies ready, though — this… » 2/26/15 9:30am 2/26/15 9:30am

The Astrologer's Song: Norman Mailer and Gary Gilmore Under the Utah Sky

A few weeks ago I spent a morning at the Norman Mailer archives at the University of Texas looking through the research materials for The Executioner's Song, Mailer's 1979 account of the life and death of Utah murderer Gary Gilmore. Around me, students in white gloves turned the pages of leather-bound books so… » 2/25/15 11:59am 2/25/15 11:59am

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can… » 12/20/14 4:10pm 12/20/14 4:10pm

This Kid Just Died [VIDEO]: Grief Porn Enters the Facebook Era

Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why? » 11/21/14 1:31pm 11/21/14 1:31pm

Three Lazy Shitbags Die on a SoulCycle Bike for Wendy Williams

This week, three Jezebel employees were invited to join Wendy Williams, the talk show host and media personality, in a special intimate session of SoulCycle, despite none of said employees having worked out in the past two months to a year. Wendy's prospect was to promote her debut as this year's Soul Train Awards… » 11/18/14 2:30pm 11/18/14 2:30pm

Father's Beautiful Song to His Dying Infant Son Will Make You Cry

Chris Picco has recently suffered two devastating losses. His wife, Ashley, died after an emergency C-section, and his son, Lennon was struggling to live from his first moments in the world. And although Picco was decimated by grief, he kept it together to perform this beautiful rendition of "Blackbird" for Lennon as… » 11/13/14 6:50pm 11/13/14 6:50pm