Two weeks in a row means we’re back on a roll again, right? Here is this week’s installment of Weekend Round-Up, where we bring you a selection of stories from across the internet that we think you absolutely need to check out. This week we’ve got some real stand0uts too.
Photography is so much more than showing up and snapping away – and this look at Chang W. Lee’s images from the Olympics, along with his personal journey and approach, is a great example of that. Consider that Lee, for instance, scouted the Olympic ice skating venue a year in advance; and then look at the lead photo – the athleticism, precision, and beauty of the sport are captured perfectly.
– Will Holloway, Director of Content
One of the markets I follow closely as an enthusiast is that of collectible cars. There is obviously a lot of overlap with what’s happening with watches, and this story provides a nice overview and just how chilly things are after years of frantic growth. When vintage Ferrari prices jumped upwards of 62% in the matter of 12 months, now they’ll be lucky to see 2% growth. It feels a bit like what we might see with some vintage Rolex watches – or not.
– Benjamin Clymer, Founder & CEO
There is perhaps no institution in the magazine world more widely recognizable and celebrated than the cover of The New Yorker. At once witty and sophisticated, yet just as often absurd and satirical, the magazine’s cover is always shrewdly in tune with the cultural zeitgeist. Take a look back to some of the most iconic covers in the magazine’s history and hear from the artists who created them.
– Greyson Korhonen, Digital Producer
In this timely New Yorker story, Alan Burdick explores the science of curling, a poplular Olympic sport whose physics – the very essence of how it works – remains unsolved by science. The tendency of a curling stone to veer right or left depending on how it’s rotated is an open mystery. Similar objects – say, a beer glass spun down a slick bar – actually curve the other way, the story says.
– Jon Bues, Senior Editor
While casually browsing around Google Earth, Alex MacGregor, an amateur geographer, happened to stumble upon a tiny and seemingly unheard of island in Haiti that, from a bird’s eye view, appeared to be incredibly populated. He began to wonder – could this seemingly undiscovered island be the world’s most crowded place?
– David Aujero, Digital Producer