Ping Pong at the New York Philharmonic

Pairing sound from a US National Table Tennis champion face-off with a full symphony, the New York Times has made a captivating and supremely dramatic 90-second video. Taking place at the New York Philharmonic, the ping pong battle involves items other than paddles, including a drum and chalice. The two Olympic-level athletes participated in this staged concerto, set up on a raised stage, with two …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The art of ping pong, a pickled dinosaur brain and the joy of "sploshing" in our look around the web

1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past weekend. Among a few Harry Potters, aliens and Princes, there were also some Game of Thrones references, and (perhaps the weirdest and best) …

The Art of Ping Pong

With bright, bold and oftentimes wacky art adorning them, the ping pong bats that are available in 2016’s Art of Ping Pong auction were created by super-talented artists. With work from Jon Burgerman, Studio Moross, Kai & Sunny, Thierry Noir and more, it’s hard to choose a favorite (though we’re definitely drawn to David Shillinglaw’s goofy, sweet smiley face piece). Still, it’s a comfort to …