Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A dragon-like dinosaur, an illustrated celebration of cities, an Iron Age discovery and more

First-Ever Light Detected Behind a Black Hole Most space enthusiasts are aware that nothing can escape the tremendous gravitational pull of a black hole but, for the first time ever, scientists have detected light coming from behind a black hole located 800 million light-years from Earth. While flares of light around a black hole aren’t uncommon, astrophysicist Dan Wilkins and his colleagues had been observing …

Daily Invitation Cards

Housed in a blue cloth box with a magnetic closure, Paperfinger’s Daily Invitation Cards strive to stir up an intention for each day. One word (written in calligraphy) graces one side, while the other remains blank. Whether it’s “yes,” “begin,” “your invitation” or “stretch,” each entry aims to “serve as a gentle compass, an epiphany or a reminder,” the brand explains. There are 60 in …

Issue 010 Fridge Magnets

Designed by Nicole Whitted for Junior High, this set of magnets features 75 words and 19 blanks for making statements, writing poems or leaving messages. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Junior High exists as a publication, podcast, physical space (that they hope to reopen soon) and online store that strives to support, celebrate and serve marginalized artists. They’re able to amplify the work of women, queer …