2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon

Highlights from the annual four-day event that transforms the French city into a luminous outdoor art gallery

Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there’s a shared human awe and appreciation for the beauty of lightness against the backdrop of the nighttime sky. Undeniably, one of the most famous and oldest Festival of Lights isn’t found in the “City …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

1. Pit Bulls and Florals No dog has as poor of a stereotypical reputation than that of the pit bull. After volunteering with rescue groups and developing a deeper understanding of the breed, photographer Sophie Gamand created a series of images that casts the loyal dogs in a new light. “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution” dreamily portrays the dogs adorned with wreathes of …

Pit Bulls and Florals

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

No dog has as poor of a stereotypical reputation than that of the pit bull. After volunteering with rescue groups and developing a deeper understanding of the breed, photographer Sophie Gamand created a series of images that casts the loyal dogs in a new light. “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution” dreamily portrays the dogs adorned with wreathes of flowers. The three subjects were …