Coffee + Your Gut

“While an all-coffee diet is definitely bad, if your gut is healthy and coffee is part of a diverse array of food and drink you’re putting in your body, your coffee habit is probably totally fine.” Phew. Read on at Bustle.

What the Crow Knows

“Jains move through the world in this gentle way because they believe animals are conscious beings that experience, in varying degrees, emotions analogous to human desire, fear, pain, sorrow, and joy. This idea that animals are conscious was long unpopular in the West, but it…

Queer LA

Professor and queer historian Heather Lukes talks about Silver Lake riots, gay bikers, house ball scenes, the nostalgia for repression, and the joys and challenges of working on the online archive “The Grit and Glamour of Queer LA Subculture.”

The Claypool Lennon Delirium

This completely delightful song & animation playsinto the continually-unfolding mythology surrounding the seminal occult figure, Jack Parsons and Los Angeles. Student of the western magickal tradition and Aleister Crowley, more than friendly with L Ron Hubbard, and rocket scientist extraordinaire, he launched JPL and inspired NASA.

The Present

Contemplative. Existential. Peculiar. One of the more fortuitous friendships we’ve forged in LA has been with Norberto Rodriguez – a multi-faceted conceptual artist with an interactive piece currently going on at the Standard Hollywood : The Present. Norb has created an interactive, public installation project where every aspect of his…

Slowly and Reverently

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

Casts a Circle

“As feminist groups taught in the 1970s, we need to “cast a circle” where we are not vulnerable. This is perhaps more than anything what Treister’s works perform: a tracing of our fragility that produces experimental situations and protective spaces. They have the air of…

The Pain of Losing Sleep

A new study shows how losing sleep leads directly to physical aches and actual pain. Recent research found that staying awake all night can increase a person’s sensitivity to pain the next morning by as much as 30 percent. Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep,…