Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, a feminist bird-watching club, an inclusive surf school and more

Helsinki Plans to Use Seawater to Create Sustainable Heating Helsinki hopes to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and to do so the Finnish capital is planning on utilizing cold water from deep in the Baltic Sea to heat homes. Partnering with Spanish builder Acciona SA and infrastructure company YIT Oyj, the city’s power company Helen Oy will extract water from the seabed that remains at …

Men Explain Things to Me

Writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me captures the gender dynamics that haunt conversations between men and women. With acuity and humor, Solnit delves into mansplaining, why it occurs and the continuing pertinence of resisting misogyny wherever it arises. This updated edition comprises seven sharp essays.

Women Painting Women

Women Painting Women explores and celebrates the ways in which female artists conveyed stories and identities outside the male gaze. The book contains portraits of women from 1960s to today with text by Andrea Karnes, shedding light on how early trailblazers (like Emma Amos and Alice Neel) and contemporary artists (like Jordan Casteel and Somaya Critchlow) utilized painting to portray women in their complexities, joy, beauty …