Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Celebrating trans love, the return of a design icon, maps from the mind, ancient inventions gain new life and more

GLAAD’s #TransLoveStories Portraits for Transgender Day of Visibility 31 March marked the 10th annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), observed worldwide to celebrate trans people everywhere. Representation is vital, always, and especially when it portrays trans individuals finding and sharing love. To honor the occasion, GLAAD is highlighting relationships in the trans community through their #TransLoveStories campaign. NYC-based photographer Landyn Pan captured tender moments through …

Ancient Manuscript Reveals Medicine’s Beginnings

When Syriac scholar Dr Gregory Kessel first handled the ancient medicinal manuscript “On the Mixtures and Powers of Simple Drugs,” he immediately knew he had encountered it before. Kessel recalled a stray page at a Harvard library that looked eerily similar and, it turns out, it was one of seven missing pages from the influential text. An ensuing international page-hunt provided five more strays leaving …

Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture

An exhibition tracing the evolution of stadium design from antiquity to the present

Welcoming more than four million visitors a year, Rome’s massive Colosseum still remains a mesmerizing architectural feat. Many of today’s sports arenas are no less impressive, and a new exhibition at London’s Soane Museum traces the evolution of these structures from antiquity to the present in “Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture.” From the Hippodrome of Constantinople to ancient Greek amphitheaters, the exhibition—sponsored by architecture …