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 …

A Growing List of 200+ Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC

The Infatuation has created one of the most comprehensive lists of Black-owned eateries we’ve come across and, as is their nature, they selected spots known for their high quality. The food-focused publication shouts-out several other sites that have been spotlighting Black-owned businesses for years (like EatOkra, Black-Owned Brooklyn, Travel Noire, I Got Your Black and Brunchnista) and they suggest donating to organizations that strive for racial justice. Organized by borough (and neighborhoods …

Chef Matt Horn Previews His Soon-To-Open Oakland Spot, Horn Barbecue

Fresh off a collaboration, Horn discusses Black cooking in America, the importance of the proper tools, and more

Chef Matt Horn’s first foray into feeding the masses was at a farmer’s market in Tracy, California. In the years prior, he mastered BBQ—the techniques, timing, rubs, types of wood and beyond—in his spare time, in his grandmother’s backyard. By the time he was plating brisket, ribs, and the ilk, he was growing confident but admittedly unsure about launching at the market. He began to …