Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From cannabis culture to public art, Pantera and more—our look around the web

1. Artist Prune Nourry’s Incense + Blowtorch-Driven Catharsis For the unveiling of “The Amazon,” artist Prune Nourry’s new sculpture outside The Standard High Line hotel, Nourry took a blowtorch to a portion of the work—igniting hundreds of sticks of red incense. The French multimedia artist’s piece represents healing and catharsis, and draws inspiration from a First Century Roman marble wounded Amazon warrior statue at the …

Starbucks’ Transgender Health Policy is Next Level

Starbucks has just announced its updated trans health policy—and it’s directly in cohesion with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) recommendations. While the coffee company has offered gender-reassignment surgeries since 2012, they are now covering everything from hair-grafting to voice therapy and beyond. As Mary Emily O’Hara writes, these are “services considered vital for transgender healthcare but often listed as ‘cosmetic’ and not …

International Women’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

As well as donating to your favorite organizations, here are some great products to celebrate all women

International Women’s Day isn’t just about cisgender women, white women or American women—it’s an important day to reflect on the hardships, power and resilience of women all over the world. This year’s theme is “Be Bold For Change” and that is about more than daring to take on a personal challenge; it’s about speaking against bias, calling out your friends, and having uncomfortable conversations regarding …