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.
Nearly three decades in space and Hubble is still out there putting in a solid day’s work. For the telescope’s 28th anniversary, NASA released a set of images of the Lagoon Nebula, which is some 4,000 light years away. Shooting in both infrared and visible spectrums, Hubble can captures tons of data that is compiled to create otherwise impossible images of beautiful stellar scenes.
– James Stacey, Contributor
Bryan Davis is a man with a mission: figuring out how to make a rum that’s indistinguishable from one with 20 years in an oak barrel under its belt, but which takes only six days to make. In a high-tech “reactor” built inside a distillery that’s half mad scientist’s lab and half theme park, Davis is doing work that challenges many assumptions about terroir, authenticity, and value.
– Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief
This ode to the New York City diner is a romantic look at the regulars, lovers, tourists, and drunks that visit these iconic establishments over the course of 24 hours – and 21 cups of stale, yet perfect, diner coffee. These personal stories paint a vivid picture of a place that seems stuck in time.
– Sarah Reid, Business Development Associate
It’s easy to forget, behind the marketing of the things we buy and consume, that they come from a place, and are made at the hands of people. In the case of some of the best known whisky brands, that place is the small Scottish island of Islay. Think Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Ardbeg. The New York Times takes us on a tour – and the photos alone are worth the click.
– Will Holloway, Director of Content
This one is a listen, not a read, but it’s well worth your attention (and won’t take much time either). The seven episodes of this limited series podcast are a strange mix of reporting and audio diary that document the “crew” of a year-long faux mission to Mars taking place in a remote part of Hawaii. It’s the perfect reminder that no matter how advanced our technology becomes, space travel is still very much a human endeavor.
– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor