Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ambitious architectural project, strangely named animals, ancient marijuana-smoking and more from around the web

The State of the Art World According to Art Basel Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices …

The Next Superfood is an East African Export

Oft referred to as “white gold,” camel milk is both a valuable export and a sustainable alternative to traditional milk options. Camel milk is slightly salty, frothy and rich with benefits: from managing diabetes and allergies to affording drinkers a supply of iron and vitamin B and C. It has long been a valuable resource for East Africans as they battle droughts and climate change. …

Three New Flax Foods

Delivering healthful omega-3s to vegans and habitual snackers

As one of the few vegan and vegetarian sources for omega-3 fatty acid—the essential fatty acid with a slew of healthful benefits to its name—it’s no wonder flax seed bears a “superfood” designation. But for all its known advantages, flax seed isn’t exactly a common ingredient in everyday foods—at least not yet. From a meal replacement bar to a dairy alternative, here are three new …