Events that have pummelled Southern California’s news organizations over the past two years seem to have galvanized its local readership

Remembering the pioneering composer, visionary thinker, multimedia artist and techno-utopian, who died in May

The attention-grabbing logic of online news coverage

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Why do we yearn for fleeting forms of communication?

Eine Diesel Jeans, die auf Agora von dem Random Darknet Shopper gekauft wurde, 2014 (Alle Bilder: courtesy: !Mediengruppe Bitnik / Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen)

Why !Mediengruppe Bitnik went on a darknet shopping spree

Olaf Metzle, Auf Wiedersehen, 2006, Aufbau der Installation in Nürnberg (Courtesy: der Künstler, Fotografie: (1) Kulturreferat, (2) Roman Mensing)

What’s behind the tabloid press’s fascination with contemporary art? And how do artists profit from it?