Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sculptures from crayons, mayonnaise as medicine, inventing instant noodles and more

Herb Williams’ Crayon-Based Busts + Sculptures Nashville-based artist Herb Williams’ playful crayon sculptures address climate change in ways more palatable for children. Inspired by wildfires, extreme weather and deforestation, his works make statements embedded with complex references and calls for action. “The epic catastrophes, disasters, and pandemic are virtually impossible to navigate as adults, so I am trying to create works that will help children …

David Chang Talks Burgers (and Beer)

The famous chef on why he thrills in amateur recipes, at Budweiser Made in America festival

This past weekend, Budweiser Made in America festival attendees swarmed Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they enjoyed the Jay Z-curated line-up, with Rihanna headlining. (There were also some nonchalant sightings of Bill Clinton, Malia Obama and of course, Bey). In between the five different stages, however, a competition was heating up at the heart of the park—and Momofuku founder and chef, David Chang, was there …

World Science Festival 2014

Making science accessible and relevant, this year's program features a civil discussion of the Big Bang, pie-o-physics and Paul Rudd as Einstein

While the younger generation may have had entertaining outlets like “The Magic School Bus” book series or “Bill Nye the Science Guy” to make science relevant and accessible, lucky New Yorkers of all ages—especially adults—have the World Science Festival. We wrote about the festival when it first began back in 2008, and the now-annual event has not drifted from its dedication to unique content that …