Ruins

lost cities

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.
Becky Ferreira
2.2.18
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
1.27.18
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
8.5.17
Ancient Ruins

The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’

The people of Göbekli Tepe loved carving headless humans into stone. Turns out they also loved carving human heads using stone.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
festivals 2016

Watching Grouper Made Me Fall Asleep Three Times and Discover the Meaning of Life in the Process

Grouper's Moogfest set made the case for her as both a musical icon and an artist concerned with the radical act of considered living.
Kyle Kramer
5.21.16
Creators

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

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

Archaeology Robots Will Explore Where No Human Can

Archaeologists need robots for two main purposes: to explore where it's too dangerous for humans, and then figure out what they've found.
Emiko Jozuka
5.14.15
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
1.5.15
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