Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ever-growing list of Black-owned restaurants, Palm Springs' virtual Modernism Week, Cheech Marin's museum and more from the week

Farewell to Iconic Photographer Ricky Powell Ricky Powell—often referred to as “the fourth Beastie Boy”—passed away in NYC yesterday, aged 59. Best known for capturing images of the city’s downtown music and arts scenes (and for his quick wit), Powell had an instinctual approach that resulted in artistic, sharp and adept images. Born and raised in NYC, Powell began shooting in the mid-’80s and since …

Cheech Marin’s Collection of Chicano Art Finds a New Home in Riverside, California

Best known as one half of comedy duo Cheech & Chong, 74-year-old Cheech Marin is also a writer, activist and avid art enthusiast—specifically Chicano art, which he began collecting in the ’80s. A third-generation Mexican American, Marin has shared his impressive 700-piece collection through touring exhibitions in the past, but will be donating almost all of it to the city of Riverside, California for The …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A love letter to NYC, an online musical time capsule, and more from this week on the web

Online Musical Time Capsule, 2020 Is A Song Motivated by a feeling of numbness that was only remedied by music, interdisciplinary writer and editor Marisa Aveling created 2020 Is A Song—an online time capsule centered on “personal yet collective remembering.” A people-powered counterpoint to Spotify’s data-driven Wrapped, 2020 Is A Song calls for individuals all over the world to contribute a track that helped them …