I'm officially out this week (enjoying the sauna that is New York), but there's always time for a roundup. And it's got all kinds of weirdness, from a
— Plus, there's an Instagram "television series" — and it's about artists and the art world. It's pretty funny.
— The CIA has a writing manual. And it's kind of riveting. Sample: "Free World: is at best an imprecise designation. Use only in quoted matter."
— Salvadoran president turns the country's presidential palace into an art center.
— An absolutely flabbergasting story about the 1978 World Cup held in Argentina — and the dictatorship it helped prop up. Drop whatever you're doing and read this piece.
— Sort of related: The Guardian now has Internet art.
— An advocacy group in
— The Huntington Library has acquired two important works by African American artists.
— In Goshen, N.Y., trying to save a prime example of Paul Rudolph's brutalist architecture.
— Christopher Hawthorne reconsiders Peter Zumthor’s plan for his Cylon Base Star ... I mean
— Museum director Michael Govan, however, says Zumthor's project will add a noteworthy new piece of architecture to the L.A. landscape.
— L.A.'s old Cold War sirens.
— How to be totally metal while remodeling your home.