Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From an NBA first to dance commissions and life-changing inventions

Carlo Ratti Associati’s Eco-Friendly Scribit Pens Completely compostable and filled with edible ink, design agency Carlo Ratti Associati’s eco-friendly Scribit pens aim to curb the damage done to the environment by the 1.6 billion plastic pens thrown out each year. Three models with refillable barrels exist—one from responsibly farmed wood; another from recycled, anodized aluminum; and one from biodegradable PHB plastic (which, unlike the other …

Cal Hunt’s Solo Dance, “Gliding: From Brooklyn to Paris,” at the French Institute Alliance Française’s Le Petit Gala

In the midst of the pandemic, fundraising events for educational and cultural institutions have modified to meet the health and safety needs of their supporters. NYC-based French Institute Alliance Française’s Le Petit Gala embodies this with a particular elegance. Streamed for free on Vimeo, the gala’s hybrid programming featured three lives performances (and a boxed dinner one could order for home, in advance) for audiences at …

Artists Steven + William Ladd’s Collaborative Work with Incarcerated People

At The Invisible Dog Art Center, "The Other Side" exhibition overwhelms with powerful art and intention

For the last nine years, New York-based artists Steven and William Ladd have collaborated with inmates from the NYC Department of Corrections as part of their acclaimed practice. The Other Side, the brothers’ enrapturing exhibition at Brooklyn’s The Invisible Dog Art Center, is the first solely dedicated to this transportive body of work and the stories behind it. To step into the exhibition is to witness …