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

By Jonathan Griffin

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

By Lorenza Pignatti

The attention-grabbing logic of online news coverage

By Adam Kleinman
Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Why do we yearn for fleeting forms of communication?

By Pablo Larios
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

By Carmen Weisskopf & Domagoj Smoljo
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?

By Kito Nedo