Each week our editors gather their favorite finds from around the internet and recommend them to you right here. These are not articles about watches, but rather outstanding examples of journalism and storytelling covering topics from fashion and art to technology and travel. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and settle in.
Do you remember the Bond film where James races the clock to stop a series of nuclear bomb-laden robotic sharks in the sewers of Manhattan? No? That’s because the film, which was slated to be called Warhead, was never made. It was, however, partly written by the OG 007, Sean Connery, just a few years after he had relinquished his big screen license to kill. This is a wild story of dueling (and oddly similar) James Bond projects and Connery’s involvement makes it all the more strange and noteworthy.
– James Stacey, Senior Writer
This week Apple hit a milestone that’s important not only from a business standpoint, but also symbolically: the firm, which was valued at $3 billion when Steve Jobs took over in 1996, achieved a valuation $1 trillion. It’s an amazing success story, sure, but human beings are notoriously challenged to evaluate what such numbers really mean. To get a better sense of what being worth a trillion bucks really means, the New York Times produced a very simple-seeming, but incredibly effective animated, interactive infographic whose straightforward and engaging display of information hides a great deal of sophistication.
– Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief
I love a good scandal, and boy is this a juiced-up scandal. Ignore the fact that this is a story about counterfeit chairs sold to French national institutions and instead get excited for characters with punny nicknames like “Père Lachaise,” frantic emails with subject lines like “Acquisition Dangereuse,” and a healthy dose of pent up angst about what it means for something to be valuable and worth collecting in the first place.
– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
While I am not a huge soda drinker, in recent years Diet Coke has slowly found a place in my life (largely due to international travel). I have found it to be the best jet lag cure and in some cases, a solid hangover cure – not that I ever get those. Here, the New Yorker breaks down the rise and fall of Diet Coke, the once-glamorous iced drink, and the people who drank it. Who knew Diet Coke was so political!
– Cara Barrett, Editor
A few years ago, I photographed a bull-riding championship, and despite my initial misgivings, was completely riveted the entire time; this piece from Nowness took me right back to that. Do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to step into the world of Robert Mims, a three-time senior world champion bull rider. Not only is it beautifully shot, but also full of pearls of wisdom, riders getting thrown, wide-open Western landscapes, hopes, dreams, love and the ever present fear of loss.
– Will Holloway, Director of Content