Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Converting salt water to drinking water, recycling face masks in concrete, an exhibition of abortion stories and more from around the web

Researchers Uncover a Fragment of the Asteroid That May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs Paleontologists discovered a tiny fragment that may have been from the asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs, as revealed in a new documentary Dinosaur Apocalypse. Found in the Tanis fossil site in North Dakota, the fragment was preserved in amber after landing in tree resin upon …

A Goddess Glow by Judy Chicago

When artist Judy Chicago was researching and developing her iconic 1974–1979 work, The Dinner Party, which commemorated influential women throughout history, she studied early goddess-worship within various cultures. This large, gloriously curved candle—A Goddess Glow—stands 10 inches tall and promises some 100 hours of burn time. Made in an edition of 1500 by Prospect New York, the goddess will change form through use, but remains …

Faith Ringgold Era Sneakers

For their latest Vans collaboration, MoMA worked closely with multi-disciplinary artist Faith Ringgold to create a bold all-over print. One sneaker displays a collage-style take on Ringgold’s “Woman Free Yourself” (1971) while the other represents “Woman Freedom Now” (1971), pieces that are both a part of Ringgold’s larger collection of Black feminist protest posters from the era. The former educator (whose art spans quilts, painting, …