Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Translating whale sounds, embracing the ocean as a garden, and two carbon emission developments this week

Spanish Chef Ángel León Wants Us To View The Sea as a Garden Known in Spain as “el chef del mar” or “the chef of the sea,” Ángel León had encountered the seagrass known as Zostera marina countless times during his life, but in 2017 (the same year he won his third Michelin star at his restaurant, Aponiente), he decided to look at how it …

Black-Owned Apps + Platforms Offering Thoughtful Digital Spaces

“This list of six Black-owned technology platforms showcases the strength, grit, and energy that exists within Black culture. It’s admirable that even amidst all the chaos—including racist internet trolls, a racial awakening, the shenanigans of the former president, and a crippling pandemic—these creators kept pushing through with a common goal: creating space for Black communities online,” Okayplayer’s Robyn Mowatt writes in her guide to Black-owned …

30 Election-Related Answers for the Anxious Voter

The Anxious Person’s Guide to the 2020 Election offers answers to 30 election-related questions from simple queries like “When is election day?” to the more complex “What role could the Supreme Court play in the election?” Within each entry, politics and election reporters at The New York Times—Matt Flegenheimer, Gabriel Gianordoli, Denise Lu and Eden Weingart—provide information about polling sites, potential outcomes, the particulars of …