Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality in Respond Magazine.
Some interesting points: Freud had a weird view toward the causes of homosexuality, but repeatedly supported full inclusion of LGBT folk into professional societies and didn't think that being gay was a disorder. He rather treated it more like being crippled — not desirable, but not grounds for exclusion. Which was a progressive attitude for the time.
18 Secret LA Gardens in Curbed.
I think this will be handy the next time I have to take visitors around LA. Rooftop gardens are a lot more fun than the Walk of Fame, in that you can actually visit them on purpose without being in the way of everyone trying to actually use the city.
Concord Art Space has open drawing every Monday night.
I meant to go, but forgot. Maybe I will remember next week.
HRLA or Human Resources LA.
It's a contemporary art and performance space that seems to favor the beardos.
Google Map of 25 Alternative Art Spaces in LA.
Another place to take visitors (or, a lot of places but I tend to think of art spaces as kinda fungible — I'll go see almost any art).
Little Magazines index.
If I had infinite art resources, I'd love to run a "little magazine" of pomo art shit. But I'd need more time and money in my life, something unlikely to happen.
How water freezes.
It's actually kinda mindblowingly cool. There's a lot of different ice. Though Ice 9 was pretty disappointing in real life.
Something Awful collects Political Rap.
Oh, earnest political nonsense plus pop culture modes makes for hilarity.
Kill Radio's Nat'l Bag.
This is Amanda's show; I listen when I write.