A links roundup about NYU, NYC, & beyond:

RIP E.L. Doctorow, legendary writer and cherished NYU professor.

The world record for solving a Rubik's cube is 5.25 seconds.

Even with a few cavities, your teeth will probably outlast you—by tens of thousands of years.

A cringe-worthy look back at the first editions of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other major sites.

Sushi rules NYC! A look at the food capitals of Instagram.

Happy weekend!