Symbiosis Gathering Co-Owner Wants to Ditch the Term ‘Transformational Festival’

In advance of the hippie-leaning California festival's 2016 edition, Kevin KoChen tells you why corporate festivals won't change your life.


11 Festivals That Changed the Game In 2015

From the West Coast's transformationals to the UK's darling garden parties, boutique experimental gatherings and underground ragers in South America, these were the festivals that did something different.


Symbiosis Gathering Is Like Burning Man on Spring Break

Boobs. There's not really much more I can say. I have never seen so many bare breasts in one place before.


PREMIERE: Savor the Last Days of Summer with Tone of Arc's "Hunter Doe"

The standalone single arrives ahead of their set at this weekend's Symbiosis Gathering in Oakdale, California.


[Exclusive] Building Art Boats for a Music Festival on a Lake

With its 2,900 acre reservoir setting, and swimming in between stages, Symbiosis Gathering isn't your average festival, and that's kind of the point.


Is Sunscreen from Snorkelers Killing Coral Reefs?

Many resorts insist on biodegradable sunscreen, but we wanted to know how big of an impact sunblock really has.


Predator Politics

Coyote-wolf hybrids are coming to American towns. In Chappaqua, New York, home to The Clintons, they've ignited fears and anger—and birthed the phrase "coyote jihad."


Is Spirulina Furniture the Future of Interior Decor?

Photosynthetic algae decks the halls of a futuristic home concept at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art.


The Snot-Tunneling Bacteria Duo That Can Help Save the Oceans from Climate Change

This symbiotic bacteria duo creates 7-centimeter long chains of mucus. They might also help oxygenate the acidifying oceans.