Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An LGBTQIA-inspired bank, how "ugly" food can end hunger, the music of Star Wars and more in our look around the web

1. Donate to Planned Parenthood on Behalf of the GOP with DefundRefund A grassroots fundraising campaign called Defund Refund makes it simple to counteract the GOP’s efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood. The website allows users to easily donate to Planned Parenthood in the name of their favorite (or, perhaps more accurately, least favorite) GOP candidate each time they attack the organization—or anytime really—and keeps …

The Met Explains its New Visual Identity

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently unveiled a new visual identity that, besides a new logo, presents a revamped color palette and typographic language. The new logo—which simply bears the museum’s longtime nickname “The Met”—was immediately hit with criticism, as redesigns often are. WIRED spoke with both the agency behind the new design and reps at The Met to get their take on the updated …

Interview: Nico Muhly

The dynamic composer discusses his Met Opera production of "Two Boys"

Two years ago, composer Nico Muhly premiered his first full-scale opera with London’s English National Opera. The critically acclaimed work, entitled “Two Boys,” also became a commercial success, and now US audiences will have an opportunity to experience the performance when it premieres later this month at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. With this, he will again flex his musical prowess and perhaps even bring …