Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Food photography, ballroom dancing, the sun's actual size and more in our look at the web

1. The Sun Might Be Bigger Than We Thought Perhaps surprisingly, we don’t know the sun’s size—at least, not as accurately as we know the Earth or the moon. When working with Google Maps (to measure the sun’s shadow) and his own models, Xavier Jubier realized something was off with the measurements, “For me, something was wrong somewhere, but that’s all I could say,” Jubier …

The Stein Sisters’ “Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer”

Filmmakers Emily and Alice Stein’s “Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer” is a charming documentary about a pair of ballroom-dancing kids, Francesco Cesario and Chiara Morgese. Capturing their everyday lives, and (of course) their incredible dancing, the film offers a glimpse into a passion that’s enviable and infectious. After photographing young ballroom dancers, the sisters and filmmakers focused on Francesco and Chiara because, “They are so …

of Montreal: It’s Different For Girls

In a colorful, joyous dance party music video, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes explains (as best a man can) how “It’s Different For Girls.” The lead single from the band’s upcoming album Innocence Reaches is delightfully playful, but still on point lyrically. Lines like “It’s different for girls / From when they are children they’re depersonalized / Aggressively objectified” and, “For every one psycho chick, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Versailles transformed by Olafur Eliasson's sci-fi art, saying goodbye to IKEA's blue bags and more in our look at the web

1. Olafur Eliasson Invades Versailles with Spatial Installations Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has taken over France’s palace of Versailles with a series of large-scale installations that challenge visitors to exercise their senses. Organized into outdoor and indoor parts, the works consist of a waterfall in the grand canal, fog-filled gardens, a prismatic LED fixture inside the chateau and more. The exhibition is currently open and …

Beyonce: 7/11

It’s all in a day’s work for Beyoncé. In her new video for “7/11,” the female pop star demonstrates how with real talent and creative choreography, all you really need are a few backup dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make a music video that will get the world watching. The GIF-worthy vid shows Bey in an unusually candid mode, in …