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.
They say friends don’t let friends drive drunk, but for hundreds of years, nobody told the Royal Navy that friends don’t let thousands of friends drive hundreds of ships armed to the teeth drunk. For various reasons, ranging from the need for a crew both relatively compliant and belligerent at need, to the challenge of keeping water potable during weeks or months at sea, everyone from officers down to the lowliest cabin boy was drunk for most, if not all of the time they were on board. The fact that the daily tot of rum persisted for as long as it did is a fascinating side note to the history of naval warfare; the story, naturally, is over at Vice.com.
– Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief
Your childhood, like mine, may have included a consistent stream of Red Delicious apples. I came to assume that I didn’t like this type of fruit, but as I got older and tried other varieties, it became apparent that it was just Red Delicious that I hated. After fifty years at the top, the U.S. Apple Association has announced that the Red Delicious has (finally) been de-throned as the dominant apple in America. Good riddance, indeed.
– Ashley Kinder, HODINKEE Shop Manager
Sometimes you read a headline and you think “Wow, this story was basically written just for me.” It’s pretty tough to imagine a more harmonious alignment of my interests than beautiful architecture and nerdy museums, so you can bet that I’ve already turned this list of 50 can’t-miss places into a personal bucket list and will be planning future vacations accordingly.
– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
If the prospect of the ground suddenly giving way beneath your feet – or your car, or your house – is not in your go-to nightmare rolodex, maybe this will change that. From residential neighborhoods in Florida to roadways in China to the showroom of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, sinkholes come in all shapes and sizes – and create pretty dramatic imagery, as this photo gallery demonstrates.
– Will Holloway, Director of Content