Ruins

Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

Grouper’s Ambient Music Goes Way Beyond the Comedown Soundtrack

Before Liz Harris releases a Grouper album this month, we dig into the emotional pull of her drone-y, textural work.
Ryan Bassil
4.4.18
Interviews

First Aid Kit Love Making You Cry

After enduring their toughest phase as a band, Klara and Johanna Söderberg are back with a risky, robust new album. And they're back to doing what they're best at – making everyone bawl.
Eve Barlow
1.29.18
New music

Listen to Grouper’s Stunning ‘Ruins’-Era Track, “Children”

"This year, amidst chaotic and painful political times, while working on another project, it reemerged and made more sense," Harris wrote of the song.
Alex Robert Ross
8.7.17
Photography

North Carolina's Abandoned 'Wizard of Oz' Theme Park Will Haunt You

Don't go looking for rainbows here...
Luis Carreño
4.7.16
Art

Photographer Captures Nature Reclaiming Australia's Abandoned Buildings

Brett Patman's photographs of power plants, hospitals, and slaughterhouses prove that nature always finds a way.
Alyssa Buffenstein
2.16.16
Art

A Balloon Light Pyramid Illuminates Japanese Ruins

108 floating white spheres light up the ruins of the Sunpu Castle in teamLab's latest project.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.18.15
Photo

Ruined Grandeur and Decayed Industry: Exploring the World with Andy Kay

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5.19.15
Art

A New Constellation Rises Over the Hudson River

Melissa McGill's 'Constellation' emerges high above the mysterious ruins of Bannerman Castle.
Becky Chung
3.30.15
Op-Eds

On Being Alone: The Wild Landscapes of Grouper's 'Ruins'

How Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' and Grouper's 'Ruins' offer a new narrative of being alone.
Kyle Kramer
1.6.15
Alaska

The Man Who Photographs Plane Wrecks

Dietmar Eckell says they're beautiful when nobody dies.
Julian Morgans
11.13.14
Travel

Transforming Detroit's Blighted Buildings into Art

The Seafoam Palace is trying to preserve the city's relics.
Allie Gross
10.9.14
Music

A Fist in the Face of God Presents... Out of Our Own Orientation

Fenriz's latest offering of evil.
Dylan Hughes
9.18.14
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