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.
An In-Depth Look At Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" And "Blonde" – Dissect Podcast
I have been on something of a binge when it comes to Frank Ocean and if you've listened through Channel Orange and Blonde enough to keep up with the lyrics, allow me to present the next level. Produced by Spotify and hosted by Cole Cuchna, Dissect offers lyrical, structural, and tonal analysis of work from specific heavy-hitting artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Lauren Hill, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean. If you want to know why Pink+White works in 6/8 time or understand the time-travelling theory of Pyramids, Dissect needs to be added to your podcast rotation ASAP.*
– James Stacey, Senior Writer
What Is The Perfect Color Worth? – The New York Times Magazine
It's a process most of us don't know anything about, but it profoundly affects how much of what we buy and see ends up looking. Every year, Pantone produces the Pantone View Colour Planner, which looks at color trends worldwide, and selects colors that will define the global palette used by designers in just about any industry in which color matters. More than just a fascinating history of color's most critical trend spotter, the article's also a damned good brief history of color itself, and its role in human culture.*
– Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief
15 Leaked Ads To Watch Before Super Bowl LIII –*Rolling Stone
Sunday is not only the big day for football fans – it's also the big day in the advertising world. Last year, according to CNBC, the total spend for commercials televised during the Super Bowl was $482 million – all competing for the hearts and minds of an estimated 111 million viewers. Turns out those millions don't need to wait until tomorrow: here are 15 leaked commercials that will run during the Super Bowl. Watch these in advance, non-fans, and you don't need to miss a minute of Real Housewives.
– Will Holloway, Director of Content
10 Great European Art Anniversaries In 2019 – The Guardian
Amidst the polar vortex sweeping the country this week, I'm sure you're already wondering what your next vacation destination should be. If you're one of those people who craves a cultural excursion over a tropical paradise, then Europe might have to be on the horizon for you in 2019. The continent that birthed movements such as the Bauhaus, the Renaissance, Impressionism, and Realism are all celebrating anniversaries this year for some significant cultural figures as well as major exhibition spaces as well. The Guardian gives you a rundown of the best anniversaries happening in Europe this year.
– David Aujero, Associate Producer
How To Ferment Blueberries Like Renι Redzepi – The New Yorker
Ever since picking up the Noma Guide To Fermentation, a new cookbook by the famed Copenhagen-based restaurant, I've been tinkering with home ferments in my apartment. Fermenting can offer a kick of flavor and the savory depth of umami to foods in unexpectedly delicious ways. I dipped my toe into the fermentation tank, so to speak, with fresh tomatoes and salt, which after a week in an air-sealed bag at room temperature yielded a strongly flavored and umami-rich result with a sour-sweet dimension. I ladled it into my morning omelet, and I was sold. If you're interested in trying it out but aren't sure if you want to buy the book for yourself just yet, check out this New Yorker story about it, which includes a recipe for lacto-fermented blueberries.
– Jon Bues, Senior Editor


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