Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Food photography, ballroom dancing, the sun's actual size and more in our look at the web

1. The Sun Might Be Bigger Than We Thought Perhaps surprisingly, we don’t know the sun’s size—at least, not as accurately as we know the Earth or the moon. When working with Google Maps (to measure the sun’s shadow) and his own models, Xavier Jubier realized something was off with the measurements, “For me, something was wrong somewhere, but that’s all I could say,” Jubier …

The Stein Sisters’ “Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer”

Filmmakers Emily and Alice Stein’s “Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer” is a charming documentary about a pair of ballroom-dancing kids, Francesco Cesario and Chiara Morgese. Capturing their everyday lives, and (of course) their incredible dancing, the film offers a glimpse into a passion that’s enviable and infectious. After photographing young ballroom dancers, the sisters and filmmakers focused on Francesco and Chiara because, “They are so …

of Montreal: It’s Different For Girls

In a colorful, joyous dance party music video, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes explains (as best a man can) how “It’s Different For Girls.” The lead single from the band’s upcoming album Innocence Reaches is delightfully playful, but still on point lyrically. Lines like “It’s different for girls / From when they are children they’re depersonalized / Aggressively objectified” and, “For every one psycho chick, …