In this week's issue of The New Yorker, I have two shorter pieces: a Talk of the Town item about Björk's Biophilia education project — "I want the kids to feel like they're superheroes of sound," she told me — and a Critic's Notebook about the San Francisco Symphony's American Mavericks project. Both pieces are available only to subscribers. (I talked to this information, and it does not want to be free.) Above, a photo of the fabulous Queens middle-schoolers with the singing Tesla coil; below, a picture of the kids with their science/music teachers and the excellent musician-artist Curver, who runs the program. Curver plays with Einar Örn in the band Ghostigital.