Photo: Inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (courtesy of Pulse)
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On June 12, the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Gay bars and nightclubs have long served as sanctuaries for LGBT communities, but many of these venues have been disappearing. Kyle Fitzpatrick, co-founder of the gay culture magazine Boy Club, recently wrote "Why Gay Bars Are So Important" for ATTN. He joins DnA to explain why.
Time: The Gay Bar as a Safe Space Has Been Shattered
The Nation: Please Don't Stop the Music
Slate: The Gay Bar: Why the Gay Rights Movement Was Born in One
WNYC: Orlando and the State of the Gay Bar
The long-vacant, fenced-off lot at First Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles will soon be developed into a two-acre public park, next door to Grand Park. Mia Lehrer + Associates, architecture practice OMA and innovation and design firm IDEO won a competition to design a shaded, green space with lots of food. But why does DTLA need a park in this location?
The 2016 Architecture Biennale is underway in Venice, Italy, and its director, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, has focused the exhibition, "Reporting from the Front," on architecture in a time of rising economic inequality. So what is a model of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's proposed replacement for four buildings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art doing in the show? Christopher Hawthorne explains.
Read Christopher Hawthorne's report on the Biennale's LACMA presentation
Watch a conversation between Peter Zumthor and Michael Govan on re-imagining LACMA
Watch a video of Peter Zumthor from the Venice Biennale
Earlier this year, many design blogs published a very cool photo of a white, egg-shaped capsule perched on the edge of a misty cliff. It was described as an "ecocapsule" for people who want to live off the grid. It was cute and romantic, suggesting getting away from it all, in an extremely chic version of a tiny home.
The egg was made by a small architecture firm in Bratislava, Slovakia. Producer Sasa Woodruff went to check it out in person.
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