Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Lesbian archives, water on Mars, essential art terms, saying goodbye to Jonathan Gold and more

1. Farewell to Jonathan Gold More than a restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Gold was a champion of his native Los Angeles. Gold, who wrote with genuine fondness and excitement about his food adventures, passed away this weekend at 57 years old. With over a thousand reviews published throughout his career, he wrote about everything from “Korean porridge parlors, Lanzhou hand-pulled noodle vendors, …

The Lesbian Archives of Glasgow Women’s Library

The Glasgow Women’s Library is the only accredited institution in the UK that’s dedicated to archiving women’s lives and communities—past and present. The intersectional feminist museum is also home to the Lesbian Archive—the largest collection of artifacts (from political pamphlets and badges to flyers, newsletters, clothes, dildos and more) that’s centered on women and non-binary people’s LGBTQ+ experiences. Adele Patrick tells Dazed, “These are incredibly …

House of Holland’s Perfect Pride Collection

“A little bit jaded with the term ‘gender-neutral,’” Henry Holland—founder/designer at British label House of Holland—has created a capsule collection for Pride that’s made for everybody and can be worn all year ’round. The colorful, rainbow-colored suits aren’t emblazoned with cutesy slogans, rather they encapsulate the range’s name “Show Your True Colours.” Holland says, “I think [that phrase] is something that is often used in …

Starbucks’ Transgender Health Policy is Next Level

Starbucks has just announced its updated trans health policy—and it’s directly in cohesion with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) recommendations. While the coffee company has offered gender-reassignment surgeries since 2012, they are now covering everything from hair-grafting to voice therapy and beyond. As Mary Emily O’Hara writes, these are “services considered vital for transgender healthcare but often listed as ‘cosmetic’ and not …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The only private residence ever designed by Zaha Hadid, LEGO-compatible furniture, "affordable" space hotels and more

1. Luxury Space Hotel “Aurora Station” A new luxury hotel called Aurora Station is set to begin accommodating guests in 2022. The brainchild of start-up Orion Span, this is a hotel unlike any other—as it will be in space. Founder and CEO Frank Bunger says, it’s the “first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” but the word “affordable is questionable since a 12-day stay is going to …