ghost ship

Culture

DIY Spaces Go Mainstream to Survive

In a post-Ghost Ship America, underground cultural spaces are trying to play by the rules—and create new ones—to survive. Can they fix their finances and legal statuses without letting The Man get them down?
Caroline Lewis
3.4.19
Australia Today

Mysterious Boats Full of Corpses Keep Washing Up in Japan

The "ghost ships" are believed to be coming from North Korea.
Gavin Butler
11.12.18
Urban Exploring

How America’s Most Luxurious Cruise Liner Became a Scary-Ass Wreck

If you were visiting the Canary Islands in the 90s, this was the ultimate day trip.
Julian Morgans
6.19.18
Interviews

Stream 'Onion,' the Joyful, Grief-Stricken New Album from Shannon & the Clams

The band's fifth album is a eulogy and tribute to the victims of the Ghost Ship fire, expressed through heartbreaking girl group-inspired melodies and doo-wop rhythms.
Alex Robert Ross
2.8.18
Premieres

Peel Back the Onion of Shannon & the Clams' Psychedelic Video for "The Boy"

The beloved Oakland outfit returns with a new Dan Auerbach-produced album, 'Onion,' on February 16.
Andrea Domanick
12.7.17
Art

Is Baltimore's DIY Art Scene Being Killed Off?

After the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, a series of high-profile venue closures in the low-profile scene have shown the kind of ugly aftereffects a national tragedy can bring.
Kaila Philo
9.15.17
thump news

Men Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter from Ghost Ship Fire Delay Pleas

Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris are waiting on all ofthe police reports and records from the case.
Britt Julious
7.9.17
Features

This Film Examines How Ghost Ship Inspired a Crackdown on DIY Venues

Bay Area institution Burnt Ramen is one of many live/work spaces struggling to stay open.
Michelle Lhooq
6.6.17
thump news

Ghost Ship Lease-Holder Charged with 36 Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter

Alameda County District Attorney alleges that Derick Almena and another tenant “created a firetrap with inadequate means of escape.”
Gabrielle Canon
6.5.17
thump news

Oakland Firefighters Reportedly Partied at Ghost Ship Space Years Before Fire

The firefighters attended the party two years before the fire last December.
Britt Julious
5.7.17
vice

How Google Docs Became a Key Tool for Social Justice

Word processors are bland and boring. But lately, Google Docs and Sheets have been transforming the way we organize.
Tyler Trykowski
4.25.17
thump news

New Lawsuit Filed by Father of Ghost Ship Fire Victim

They are seeking unspecified damages.
Britt Julious
4.1.17
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