Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Retro internet, Eagles of Death Metal's initiative to support Paris victims, Anjelica Huston's feminism and more

1. Cover Eagles of Death Metal and Support Paris Victims Proving that beautiful things can come from terrible events, the Eagles of Death Metal are urging musicians to cover their sweet rock tune “I Love You All The Time”—and for every cover sold, they are donating 100% of the publishing income (aka royalties) to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. In a letter asking artists to record …

Unveiling the New Cadillac XT5

More efficient, lighter materials, more space and a new engine make up this tech-integrated auto

Cadillac unveiled the all-new XT5 today, the first of four new crossovers that will bear the XT badge in the coming years. The XT5 replaces the current crossover, the SRX, with lighter and more efficient materials, more space, a new V6 engine, transmission and shifter, chassis and new technology, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Most importantly, the XT5 sharpens the brand’s design focus on …

Andretti Autosport’s Volkswagen Beetles at Global Rallycross

Well-designed endurance vehicles above and beyond the Bug of yesteryears

by Justin Kaehler Volkswagen’s Beetle is a global icon. It’s cheap. It’s cute. And it’s cheerful. And despite the brand’s scandals of late, VW has pushed innovations in design and engineering for decades. That said, it’s a bit of a shock to see the VW Beetle dominate Red Bull’s Global Rally Cross (GRC) series. This is racing for the X-Games set, starring action sports royalty …