Will funeral homes become the next coffee shop market for Starbucks?

When I said I’d die for an iced coffee, I didn’t mean it literally. Plus, Condé Nast opening a school in London, Daniel Tosh scraps rape references from new animated series pilot, girl sends Nicholas Cage photo to potential employer instead of her résumé, and more.

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“What can I get for you today?” It’s a simple question asked countless times daily at Starbucks locations, but when you’re caught off-guard it can feel like a life or death decision. Luckily for residents of Easily, S.C., the staff at Robinson Funeral will be able to serve you either way. Although not an official Starbucks store, Robinson owner announced plans to open a café inside the funeral parlor serving Starbucks coffee and beverages to its grieving guests. Could it be the next big market for the coffee purveyor?

Speaking of openings, publisher Condé Nast announced the location of its first college of fashion and design. The Telegraph reports the name behind Vogue and GQ will set up shop in the heart of London’s Soho neighborhood in 2013.

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