Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia
A polluted lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
Toxic Black Snow Is Covering Towns in Siberia
“The future of our children is terrifying.”
Ibeyi Let Go of Their Ghosts To Face Today's Demons on 'Ash'
The album pulls you into a larger community and asks you to share your memories—no matter how painful they may be.
stream of the crop
Stream of the Crop: 8 New Albums for Heavy Rotation
New albums from Propagandhi and Torres top this week's list.
This Animation Was Created from the Ashes of a Burned-Down Arts Building
Charcoal ruins turn a destructive experience into a triumphant art narrative.
Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers
Volcanoes spew ash into the stratosphere that reflects back some sunlight.
Teen Sweat and Puke, Drugs and Dressing in Drag: How Ash Wrote Their Debut LP '1977'
The band celebrate their debut's 20th anniversary with a '1977' tour, plus they tell us about all the debauchery that went into making their still incredible number one album.
staff picks and good shit
Staff Picks and Good Shit for the Week of May 22
It's summer! It's lit! Here's what we were listening to this week while getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend.
Rank Your Records
Rank Your Records: Tim Wheeler Ranks Ash's Eight Albums
Ash's new record—'Kablammo!'—is a return to their roots, so we made singer Tim run through the band's back catalogue.
Meet the Artist Turning Human Ashes into Beads
Merry Coor preserves people's loved ones in beautiful glass orbs.
How Sorcery Saved Lives During the Rwandan Genocide
Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, perpetrators are still being brought to justice, and heroic stories are still emerging. One such story belongs to Zula Karuhimbi, a woman some Rwandans claim saved more than 100 people through “sorcery.”
I Went to a Pokémon Musical
I figured I'd be experiencing off-key voices, patchy dialogue, and terrible dance moves. I was prepared for a room of sweaty nerds resting solely on their references. But this was actually a terrific night of theater magic.