Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new NYC park, electric animals, a zine for sober and sober-curious people and more from around the web

NYC’s Little Island Opens Little Island, a 2.4-acre park covered in plants and pathways on concrete piles sprouting up from the Hudson River, has opened to the public. Two boardwalks connect the whimsical destination with the Hudson River Greenway at 13th and 14th Streets. Barry Diller (the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp) took on the project in 2013 with his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. They …

The Creative Independent’s Free “Sober 21” Zine + Sobriety Resource

Free to download, the Sober 21 zine from The Creative Independent (Kickstarter’s editorial arm) compiles candid conversations with music industry professionals—from Nile Rodgers to Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Mix Master Mike, Interpol’s Brad Truax, Moby and more—on battling addiction and staying clean. Presenter and frontman Elia Einhorn assembled and edited the compilation as a free resource with practical tips for sober and sober-curious musicians. Download the PDF …

International Women’s Day: Interviews

Conversations with artists, musicians, winemakers, educators, community organizers, chefs, writers and more

We must celebrate women every day, not only with a hashtag on International Women’s Day. Part of honoring women is also raising awareness about and taking action against inequality, and always engaging in intersectional feminism that includes all women everywhere—no matter their race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality, appearance, income, occupation or education. With that in mind, we encourage readers to consider donating to local mutual …