The ways in which parking spaces devour a city,
— LACMA and the MTA are in early talks about building a skyscraper at Wilshire and Fairfax.
— Related: KCRW’s Frances Anderton has a terrific interview with LACMA’s Michael Govan on "DnA" about architect
— In other architecture news: Justin Davidson at New York Magazine has a very thoughtful piece on why Beaux Arts museums are so difficult to keep looking beautiful.
— What the art world is frothing about now: Instagram.
— Pablo Neruda goes for a walk — 41 years after his death. (In case anyone is wondering, Neruda's Santiago, Chile, home, mentioned in the story, has a magnificent library that contains an antique French volume on the art of farting.)
— The Top 10 most expensive living West Coast artists. At #1: Ed Ruscha. (Glasstire)
— Parking is eating our cities alive. The video is totally worth watching.
— A bottle-tree ranch grows in the desert outside of Victorville.
— Rhizome has established an Internet art prize with the Tsinghua Art & Science Media Lab and Center for Art and Technology. Winner gets $10,000.
— "Would you adopt a pit bull?" A wrenching story in Esquire about what our attitude toward pit bulls says about us as a culture. This follows an excellent feature in Pacific Standard about the history of "America's dog," and a rivetingly tragic documentary by the BBC's Louis Theroux about how they are weaponized by humans. Here's my pit adoptee: Bonnie, who hails from the shelter at the Pasadena Humane Society. She's into cuddles, long naps and cat videos on YouTube. (@sleasca)