Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NOLA's all-women motorcycle club, NASA meets fashion, hilarious teen fiction and more in our look around the web

1. Heron Preston’s NASA-Inspired Collection Goes to Space In partnering with NASA, Heron Preston had to adhere to certain guidelines about color and copy—meticulously incorporating these requirements into his modern vision for apparel. Honoring the 1990 NASA logo, Preston dubbed his spacesuit-inspired FW18 collection the “Fall/Winter 1990” series, and sent some pieces into space to demonstrate his commitment to the inspiration. The footage is as …

Artist Dominic Moschitti’s Comedically-Altered Teen Novels

Comedian/artist Dominic Moschitti’s Paperback Paradise series follows three simple joke rules: “Something relatable, something absurd, or something ridiculously crass and gross.” Editing teen novels from Goosebumps to Sweet Valley High, Hardy Boys and more, the altered versions range from PG to incredibly crass—and delightfully so. With titles like “I Love My Ugly Son” (one of our favorites), this series is sure to make you giggle, …

TED 2018: Emily Levine’s “How I Made Friends With Reality”

The charming philosopher/writer/comedian discusses serious truths with lighthearted humor

Somehow, beginning her TED Talk “How I Made Friends With Reality” by announcing she has stage four cancer, yet making the entire crowd laugh, the inimitable and charming Emily Levine immediately hooks her audience. The writer/philosopher/comedian discusses how she avoided reality for a long time, only to find out—through her diagnosis and coping mechanisms—that she and reality were always on great terms. By figuring that …