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.
With modern technology the world feels more accessible than ever before. What would it be like if everyone had a camera on them back in the 1800s? The 1700s? Earlier? History is often easily forgotten when relegated only to text and not the immediate power a photograph or video brings. While not yet ancient history, these street photos of NYC from the 1980s offer a fascinating journey through time. How amazing it will be for those alive 500 years from now, where Wikipedia articles of events long past are so easily relived. Provided of course, humans are still around.
– Jamie Lottering, Front End Developer
The Shape Shifter – The New York Times Magazine
Last weekend I went to see A Star Is Born, the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga movie that’s seemingly the only film anybody wants to talk about or write about right now. And you know what? It totally lived up to the hype. Cooper can sing and Gaga can act. You should totally go see it. But the other thing you should do is read Rachel Syme’s incredible profile of Lady Gage in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Syme wrote the hell out of this story, somehow managing to meet her subject’s spectacle-making personality with equally exciting prose, all while offering honest, genuine insights into one of the most interesting performers of our time.
– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
The 959 was a watershed moment for Porsche. While dodging an endless supply of setbacks and challenges, Porsche designed a car that has foreshadowed multiple generations of their most innovative cars while establishing the 959 as a rolling legend of late 80s. In this deep-diving look at the 959’s production, Raphael Orlove investigates the myriad issues that Porsche faced in bringing this legendary super 911 to the road. As described by Orlove in the piece “It was ambitions. It was a total mess”. Great reading.
– James Stacey, Senior Writer
In this Op-Doc from The New York Times, filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee provides a platform for members of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission to recount their experience of viewing – and photographing – the stunning Earthrise from their craft as it rounded the moon. The photograph they took, surely one of the most iconic images ever captured with a camera, provided a generation of humankind with a new perspective on their own existence that none before them had had, and that everyone who has lived since now takes for granted. The astronauts who were there discuss how the experience of being the first people to see the Earth from the Moon changed them forever.
– Jon Bues, Senior Editor
Look, there’s a lot of great cheese out there. Aged Gouda! Triple Cream Brie! Super sharp cheddar! But I ask you this: is there anything better than American Cheese (or, officially, “Pasteurized Process American Cheese”) on a burger fresh off the grill? Food genius J. Kenji López-Alt busts myths, drops knowledge and argues for the inherent value of American Cheese in this ode to the Kraft Single.
– Adam Becker, Shop Associate