Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The UK's first interfaith charity shop, a Star Wars-inspired observatory, Marty McFly's Nikes up for auction and more in our look around the web

1. The Genius of Walter Becker Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, who passed away last weekend, was widely regarded as one of music’s greats—though not as a brilliant guitarist or vocalist, but rather a genius when it came to melodies. Both Steely Dan co-founders were jazz nerds, but beyond that they were groove masters who managed to craft left-of-center pop songs that appealed to just …

Mario Testino Auctions His Collection of Photos

With proceeds going to Lima’s Museo MATE, an upcoming Sotheby’s auction will see Mario Testino’s personal collection of photographs up for grabs. Over the years, Testino’s gathered an impressive body of work from the likes of Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Richard Mosse, Martin Parr and more. Testino established the non-profit Museo MATE five years ago to support local and global culture in Peru.

Interview: Mario Testino

The intimate moments behind a whirlwind of glossy covers and a look at the illustrious life of an acclaimed lensman

by Vivianne Lapointe Less than a month after the closing of “In Your Face,” a dedicated retrospective at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino unveils a series of never-before-published images carefully curated from his personal portfolio. The evocative selection encompasses favorite outtakes from the past 30 years of his prolific career, for an inside look at both his work to …