The CR FAQ
A comprehensive FAQ on Celtic Reconstructionism, compiled by a diverse group of long-time practitioners via the CR_R Livejournal community. Highly recommended
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Web site of the world's largest adult ADD organization. The site features a wide variety of informative aricles, a directory of professionals who treat adults with ADD, and other resources.
An online bisexual magazine with a lot of interesting articles and a very international focus, with a number of articles on the status of bisexuals in different parts of the world. Also includes poetry, visual arts and music coverage, though some of these sections still seem to be pretty sparse. The majority of the content is under non-fiction.
Though apparently run by a nonprofit, this site has a very commercial feel - it seems to be primarily a dating site, with connections to a couple of porn sites. But it does also have a (very small) articles section (very small as in only two articles, when I last checked), plus discussion forums and a reasonably decent resources section. They also put out BiMagazine, which I've listed separately as it's a separate site with a very different feel.
Bisexual Resource Center
Web site of an international non-profit organization dedicating to educating people about bisexual issues. The main page of the site is a news listing, in a blog format, but there's also a very extensive resource directory with hundreds of bi-related links.
Probably the biggest online community for bisexuals, with articles, discussion forums, personal ads, live chat, and more. Rather annoyingly, you have to register in order to access most of the content, and the registration process seems to assume that you're looking to place personal ads, requiring you to indicate whether you're a single or couple, for example. No way of indicating if you're in something like a poly triad, either. However, it's otherwise a good site.
Toronto Bisexual Network
This is Toronto's main bi organization, though it also includes two gender-specific subgroups, Bisexual Women of Toronto (BIWOT) and Bisexual Men of Toronto (BIMOT), listed separately. The TBN site includes a local events calendar, a timeline of bi community development in Toronto, a listing of bi resources (books and web sites), and more.
MOBA - The Museum of Bad Art
"The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the work of talented artists that have gone awry, to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What they all have in common is a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent." One of my personal favourites. You will laugh 'til you pee...
Reign of Toads
Web site of an eclectic art/culture/tech zine published in the early 90s. Includes a listing of the four back issues with many reviews and a few articles online and more apparently to come, plus some content towards a fifth issue.
Sniggle.net: the Culture Jammer's Encyclopedia
Originally entitled "Trolls, Hoaxes, Culture Jamming, Poetic Terrorism, Media Hacks, Frauds, Impostors, Spoofs, Counterfeits, Fakes, Pranks, Scams, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds," this site has grown from a single page on GeoCities into a massive storehouse of information on the theory and practice of culture jamming, pranks and hoaxes of all varieties. Highly recommended.
The Surrealism Server
Among my favourite sites. It's far too easy to get lost and spend hours here. An archive of surrealist writings, bibliography, web resources, surrealist games, automatic writing, critical paranoida, and the especially fabulous Surrealist Compliment Generator - sample output: "Your wit, your teeth, your pasty reflection can but incorporate freely into the powerful surface of a disintegrating mirror set afloat upon a swarm of locusts." You don't want to know how many times in a row I've reloaded that page...
Coil (on Brainwashed.com)
Coil are a fascinating band, of whom I've been a fan for a long time. One of the first wave of "post-industrial" bands after the collapse of Throbbing Gristle (of whom Coil member Peter Christopherson was a member), before the term industrial was redefined to mean the more commercially accessible genre it's usually taken to mean now. It's difficult to describe their music because it changes so much from one album to the next, but it's heavily experimental, mostly fairly dark in flavour, and deals with certain recurring themes of magic and paganism, gay sexuality, S&M and death. Not necessarily easy listening, though it can sometimes be quite beautiful, but definitely challenging and thought-provoking. Brainwashed.com is an umbrella site for variety of interesting bands and record labels, and even though Coil now have their own site outside of Brainwashed, I think this was the first. News, a detailed discography of both official Coil releases and side projects, MP3 samples, reviews and interviews, photos and more.
Coil - Threshold House
This is Coil's own site. It actually has considerably less information than the Brainwashed.com Coil site, but it's a very interesting visit anyway. The design is decidedly cutting edge, or perhaps bleeding edge might be a better term since it employs what some designers I know call "mystery meat navigation" and doesn't always work reliably. But it's lovely to look at and has some unique features like a pop-up "John Balance Automated State Monitor" (John Balance is Coil's brilliant but somewhat unstable lead singer who's been in and out of rehab many times and was recently hospitalized with a heart attack). The states listed (good, bad, tormented, elsewhere, and sleeping, plus possibly more that I just haven't seen yet) seem to change rapidly enough that I suspect it's actually random...
Current 93 - Brainwashed.com
Another difficult-to-describe-or-categorize band who come out of the same general milieu as Coil and have occasionally collaborated with them. As the name Current 93 indicates, there's a marked thelemic influence, particularly in their earlier work - they seem to have tired of it later, though spirituality of one sort or another seems a constant in their work. Current 93's sound ranges from noisy and abrasive (mostly their earliest work) to melodic and trance-inducing (like most of Island) to something that's been termed "death folk", and occasionally even gets extremely silly ("Crowleymass"). It can be beautiful, disturbing, depressing and humourous, sometimes all at once. One of my enduring favourites, since the mid 80s.
Negativland are probably better known for getting sued by U2 than for their actual music. A number of years ago they did a very irreverent (and unauthorized) cover/parody of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", which was absolutely hilarious but unfortunately caused them endless legal troubles. Negativland prefer to be known as an "experimental music and art collective" rather than a band as such, and their audio recordings are mostly tape collages that stretch the definition of "music" pretty far, but can be brilliant, insightful, biting and frequently quite funny as well. The site has a lot of interesting info on the topic of intellectual property rights, copyright and the legitimacy of collage as an art form as well. Side note: Negativland are also the inventors of the term "culture jamming", later made famous by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters.
A bit of a change of pace from the other artists listed in this category! But my feeling has always been that you can find innovators and original voices in virtually any genre of music. Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Cree singer-songwriter and activist, many of whose songs were banned in the 60s for their political content. Over the years she's moved away from folk and more into electronic music, and is also becoming known as a digital artist and multimedia producer as well. She's also still very much involved in Native issues, and in particular in using technology and new media to help Native communities.
Charles De Lint
This is the personal site of one of my favourite authors, Charles De Lint. He's usually classed as a fantasy writer, but most of his work is far from the sort of shallow sword-and-sorcery adventure people often associate with that term. His novels and stories deal with the emergence of magic in the modern world, and meld together different world mythologies into a sort of crazy-quilt that suits the culturally hybrid nature of our modern cities. Combine that with brilliant writing and engaging characters that feel like people you might actually know and you end up feeling that the sort of strange spontaneous magical happenings he writes about might be right around the corner in your own daily life...
The Dreaming: a Neil Gaiman site
A fan site dedicated to another of my favourite writers, who also tends to deal with magic in the modern world, though with a bit of a darker flavour that sometimes straddles the boundary between horror and fantasy. Gaiman initially became famous for the Sandman comic book series, which pioneered a more mature, adult-oriented (no, not in the euphemistic sense of porn!) style of comic writing, and won a World Fantasy Award, much to the consternation of purists who didn't see how a comic book could qualify as "real" fantasy literature. But he's since become equally well known for his novels. Both they and the Sandman comics are well worth checking out. This site offers news, reviews, and even academic papers on the significance of Gaiman's work.
Web site of the late Terence McKenna, a wide-ranging and very difficult-to-categorize site that might best be described as a sort of combination online art gallery and journey of ideas. The site itself describes itself as "the last work of art" and "a fleeting golden moment suspended between History and the unspeakable revelation of the Eschaton. Hyperborea is a nexus of feelings, evolving ideas and shifting appearances. It is both an objective world and a dream within a hallucination."
An online academic journal begun in 1990, which describes itself somewhat immodestly as "the leading electronic journal of interdisciplinary thought on contemporary cultures". Sometimes pretentious, sometimes interesting, sometimes both... Includes the complete text of all back issues, but you have to have a paid subscription to access some of them.