records

The Sun

Humanity Just Flew Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

On Monday, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe passed within 26.55 million miles, breaking a record that has stood for 42 years.
Becky Ferreira
10.30.18
Found Materials

A Vinyl Lover Presses Records From Unorthodox Found Objects

Michael Dixon cuts gorgeous, intentionally complicated records from humanity's abandoned ephemera.
Andrew Salomone
7.6.17
Art

10 Classic Album Covers Get Modern Illustration

Black Sabbath, Weezer, Beck, Fugees, Hot Chip, and more get visual interpretations in Vinyl Me, Please's custom artwork.
Beckett Mufson
11.11.16
Design

Pimp Your Records with a Futuristic Levitating Turntable

The MAG-LEV turntable is the kind of thing you'd expect to see on the wealthy side of sci-fi dystopia.
Beckett Mufson
10.14.16
Design

Liquid-Filled Vinyl Records Make Trippy Art, Music

Now, collectors can own playable albums sealed with glitter, hair, leaves, and even blood.
Anna Marks
9.15.16
Music

Here's What Happened When Conceptual Artists Released a Concept Album

Like Beyoncé and Frank Ocean, new media art duo !Mediengruppe Bitnik push the envelope of the audiovisual album.
DJ Pangburn
8.23.16
Features

Five Super Obscure Disco Records Made Expensive by Big Name DJs

Caribou drops a James Brown edit in his Essential Mix and all of a sudden you're remortgaging the house.
Nick Thompson
7.7.16
Features

I Tried to Find a Record Store in Cuba and Ended Up Participating in a Santeria Ritual

Hunting for records in Santiago taught me about the beauty of the chase in a place where vinyl has nearly gone extinct.
David Garber
7.1.16
Stuff

One More Thing Money Can Buy: A Clean Criminal Record

Many states have expungement programs to clear your name, but some charge $500 or more.
Maura Ewing
6.6.16
Art

Does Having a World Record Make You an Artist? We Asked Guinness

From the biggest bottle cap sculpture to the most expensive painting ever made by an elephant...
Catherine Chapman
4.23.16
deep dives

Here's Every Customer You'll Ever Meet in a Record Shop

The record store is the domain of the maladjusted, here's your guide to the ten dudes who rule it.
Josh Baines
3.22.16
Travel

Thailand's Forgotten Country-Psychedelic Music Is Having a Global Renaissance

Until recently, Thailand's Molam music has been marginalized and dismissed as "taxi driver music," or entertainment for the lower classes. But now it's being embraced by the West.
Laurel Tuohy
3.7.16
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