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Links We Love: 05/25/19

by Team Fathom
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Banksy stole the show at the Venice Biennale, and he wasn't even invited. – Daniel, editor

A long weekend is the perfect time to relax, unwind, take your eyes off your phone, and look up! (Or pay for it later.) But seriously, it may soon be illegal to text while crossing the street in NYC. Lawmakers are going to great lengths to ensure pedestrians keep their heads out of their phones — with fines up to $250. — California, editorial intern

If you need an excuse to plan a trip to London, here you go. The Standard, London is opening this summer, and to celebrate they are offering 20% off all bookings, valid through July 31 for stays between September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Use the code HEYKINGS, and tell them Fathom sent you. – Berit, senior editor

Our girl on the ground in Rome, Erica Firpo, has launched a podcast called (appropriately enough) Ciao Bella! She'll be talking with the makers and creatives who make Italy the cultural powerhouse we all love. I subscribed and am already tearing through the episodes. — Pavia, CEO

Memorial Day kicks-off panicky summer vacation planning for some people. If you are bad at taking charge and making plans (or even convincing your lazy friends to go with you), join in on someone else's fun: Mallorca is a good place to start— Jeralyn, editorial director