This Nonlocal Forecast Mix Offers Smooth Jazz Fit for Tears and Bong Rips
The Chicago-based artist best known as Fire-Toolz shares a mix of sounds from the world of her proggy computer jazz record ‘Bubble Universe!’
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Making Friends Is Tough After You Leave a Cult
How Seven of Nine from ‘Star Trek Voyager’ spoke to my social dilemma.
Yes, There Are Women-Led Cults
Meet Teal Swan, a YouTuber who proves selling salvation to desperate people is an equal opportunity racket.
The Untold Story of 'The Sims,' Your First Favorite Jazz Record
The songs that soundtracked the game's Build Mode introduced millions of unknowing kids to new age jazz. The musicians behind it were just trying to make something that wouldn't interfere with your landscaping.
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Ezra Feinberg's Meditative Instrumental "God Sized Hole" Will Chill You Out
The opening song from the former Citay frontman's debut solo record is a minimal, new age song that'll lull you into relaxation before building to something overwhelming.
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Who Feels for the People Who Feel for Everyone Else?
Making sense of empaths in a cruel, narcissistic world.
Will This Save Me?
Having My Aura Photographed Was Cheaper Than Therapy
In this new column, I look for the spiritual, wellness, or magical cure that’ll definitely make me completely whole.
Deadboy's Debut Album Was Inspired by Rihanna's Use of Repetition
The Montreal-via-London producer discusses the ten records he listened to while making 'Earth Body.'
I Went on a Spirit Quest with a Guru Who Believes Dolphins Are Telepathic Aliens
Aros Crystos, a "dolphin ambassador on land," says the aquatic mammals are actually divine masters, and they're here to bring us back to the ocean.
The Church of Crying: Why Americans Are Devoted to 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'
Since the 90s, the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series has blossomed into a franchise that includes dog food. A lot of people have memories of the books being religious—but most of them aren't. What unites the stories, and continues the brand's...
How Exactly Did Enya Become One of the Richest Musicians in the World?
Have you ever wondered how a reclusive Irish new age artist outsold Aretha Franklin?
ASMR Is a Joke (But Laughter's Still the Best Medicine)
Concrete neck pillows and edible earplugs emerge at the Institute for New Feeling.