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Give thanks, and join us in the weekly feast that is the Best of the Web

While our friends in the US of A are recovering from a full on turkey, candied yams and gratitude binge, over here at It’s Nice That HQ we’ve been stuffing ourselves with not food, but superb online content. Come feast with us, and help yourselves to this veritable buffet of digital delicacies.

The New Yorker spotlights an artisanal funeral home in  Los Angeles, Undertaking LA, run by Caitlin Doughty, who has dreamed of being a mortician since she was a teenager. An advocate of alternative funeral practices, including home funerals, she is also an avid user of social media. “Who is going to follow a funeral home’s Twitter account, really?” said someone during the National Funeral Directors Association, but her Twitter account @TheGoodDeath boasts over 21,000 followers. (Alex H)

Aled Jones of Snowman fame genuinely doing a 30 min history of Jungle and DnB. Just wait til you hear the shout-outs. Amazing.(Charlie)

As Refinery29 expands to the UK, it kicks off a new series, The Women Who Made Me, asking men about the women they grew up with. First up: Nick Grimshaw. (Alex H)

AnOther writer and It’s Nice That alumni Maisie Skidmore sits down with Andy Warhol’s best friend Brigid Berlin in this fascinating interview. "What was Andy Warhol really like? I think I’ll kill the next person who asks me that!” (Beccy)

“Is feminism still feminism when it is sexed up?” asks this interesting ArtReview feature about the uneasy relationship between fashion and feminism. (Emily)

Authors Jennifer Egan and George Saunders discuss writing fiction about the future, and the future from the past in The New York Times Magazine (Billie)

Street art and subversion from Stephen (Espo) Powers (Will)

Liverpool based photographer Michael Kirkham’s Urban Goals project documents how three simple lines drawn on a wall can turn any street or yard into a personal Wembley (or Millennium Stadium, ahem). Lovely project that makes me teary eyed for when jumpers would suffice as goalposts and I still had hopes of signing for Chelsea. (Owen)

Fair play to Blenheim for doing something like this – conceptual artist Laurence Weiner visits Blenheim Palace to muse on the nature of reality (Will)