Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Beastie Boys' cover art, 1927 London on film, the $325,000 burger and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The $325,000 Burger Researchers in the Netherlands have been working tirelessly to create an entire hamburger’s worth of beef muscle tissue from laboratory incubators. An expensive process, the point of their efforts is to give legitimacy to the research, which is supported by animal rights and environmental groups who see vitro meat as a more sustainable and humane alternative to traditional husbandry. 2. Shanzhai …

The $325,000 Burger

Beastie Boys' cover art, 1927 London on film, the $325,000 burger and more in our weekly look at the web

Researchers in the Netherlands have been working tirelessly to create an entire hamburger’s worth of beef muscle tissue from laboratory incubators. An expensive process, the point of their efforts is to give legitimacy to the research, which is supported by animal rights and environmental groups who see vitro meat as a more sustainable and humane alternative to traditional husbandry.

Shanzhai Biennial: MoMA PS1

Beastie Boys' cover art, 1927 London on film, the $325,000 burger and more in our weekly look at the web

Summer in NYC means Sundays at MoMA’s PS1. Be sure not to miss this multi-genre project from New York’s art trio du jour, Shanzhai Biennial. Taking a subversive approach to luxury branding and bootlegs, their PS1 project features Chinese model Wu Ting Ting lip-syncing a copyright-circumventing version of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” in an overtly branded dress laden with misspellings. Look out for …