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.
This New Yorker video feature examines America’s obsession with ramen. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I haven’t escaped ramen’s pull. Several of the leading figures in ramen discuss how this noodle dish has been pushed in new directions by chefs unencumbered by rigid traditions that often surround other iconic Japanese cuisines such as sushi, soba or yakitori. In ramen, there are no rules.
– Jon Bues, Senior Editor
When you think Alfred Hitchcock, you immediately think of The Birds, or Psycho, or North by Northwest and the fact that they probably made your hair stand on end in some way. I see him as a master of mood-making and misé-en-scene. This article offers a lovely analysis of all the subtle intentions and specifically the attention to visual space and architecture that went into the master’s films.
– David Aujero, Associate Producer
Who doesn’t love a good Aperol Spritz? It turns out the reason you seem to see the red-orange drink at nearly every bar or event these days is that Campari, the owner of Aperol, has seriously invested in making it the unofficial drink of summer. Tariro Mzezewa of the New York Times did some digging and put together a comprehensive look at how Instagram, pop-up events, and ambassadors have made this cocktail the new rosé.
– Ashley Kinder, HODINKEE Shop Manager
Although there’s definitely a renewed excitement about space travel these days, it’s nothing close to the optimism and passion that existed during the height of the 1960s space race and into the 1970s. In this story, National Geographic looks back at how the best scientists of that era saw us turning space travel into a part of everyday life. It’s equal parts fascinating and charming, and completely captivating.
– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
The activity of collecting encompasses an almost limitless range of interests. Submitted for your consideration, a story of the competition to purchase an object that certainly wouldn’t, as it were, make the cut for my living room: a guillotine made in the mid-19th century, and which at one point Lady Gaga tried to buy at auction (she was outbid by a Russian collector). Most of us would feel aversion rather than attraction at the idea of having such a thing in our home, but as they say, it would be a funny old world if we were all the same.
– Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief