Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The art of ping pong, a pickled dinosaur brain and the joy of "sploshing" in our look around the web

1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past weekend. Among a few Harry Potters, aliens and Princes, there were also some Game of Thrones references, and (perhaps the weirdest and best) …

David Bowie’s Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group Collection is Being Auctioned

Best known for being a musical and style icon, David Bowie was (of course) a lot more. One of those unsung attributes happens to be a good design eye, noticeable through his appreciation of Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group design. A collector of all kinds of bold, daring furniture and decor, Bowie’s collection is up for auction next month in London. Come 11 November, …

Five Cocktails Inspired by the Music Icon Prince

William Grant & Sons whipped up tribute drinks at this year's Tales of the Cocktail

This year we lost legends. David Bowie and Prince both passed in the early months of 2016, two musicians who changed the music industry intrinsically and influenced generations of people with their work. In the days and even months following their deaths, tributes flooded in: performances on award shows, speeches, dedicated television specials, and the outpouring of personal stories shared online and on social media. …