Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Feminist art, a waterproof iPhone, what Hunter S. Thompson stole from Hemingway and more in our look at the web

1. The Brooklyn Museum Announces a Year of Feminist Exhibitions Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Brooklyn Museum has announced it’s launching a year of feminist exhibitions. According to Bullett, “Despite years of being forcefully written out of culture and art history, women have used feminism to make an indelible mark.” Launching this fall, “A Year of …

Another Reason to Stop Peeing in Pools

Not only is it gross, peeing in the pool is bad for you. That well-known, nostalgic pool smell is actually caused by disinfection byproducts (aka DBPs) which are created when urine mixes with regular disinfectants used in pools. These DBPs—namely “cyanogen chloride, chloroform, dichloramine, trichloramine and bromoform”—can (and do) cause “irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

How Ryan Lochte is Changing the Sport of Swimming

In a very easy-to-understand article, the New York Times explains a seemingly simple (but fascinating) way that 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte is potentially changing competitive swimming forever. With one clever move in the pool, Lochte apparently shaves a second from his times—and it’s all about the different way he approaches tumble-turns in freestyle races. Find out his tricks at the NY Times.