recommended reading:

Hito Steyerl (with an installation now on view at MOCA) discusses how the internet is moving offline with the point-blank question, "Is the internet dead?"

A new step forward for Lyft and LA Metro: data-sharing.

LA Review of Books on watching "Transparent" through commentary from Maggie Nelson's "The Argonauts."

NPR examines The Broad's unique approach to its guards, or rather, its "Visitor Services Associates."

Your own private art show hits your email inbox.

Urban planning nerds, gather round this interview with Robert Caro, author of the beloved Robert Moses-bashing tell-all book The Power Broker.

Olfactory art alert: Smell your way through Central Park decay during the Cooper Hewitt's design triennial.

The Broad's guards are more like customer service guides to the museum's ins and outs.
(image via NPR)