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.
Big Ass Beach Hoagie - Bon Appetit
Cold cuts, giardiniera, and Italian bread – oh my. As a native of the great city of Philadelphia, don't think that I'm exaggerating when I say that hoagies are a part of my cultural identity. A summer trip "down the shore" wouldn't be complete without a stop at Wawa (or your local hoagie/cheesesteak/pizza joint) to stock up on Herr's potato chips, Iced Tea Lemonade, and a few hoagies. But for all that New York has to offer, this city simply lacks in the hoagie department... Thankfully, the good folks over at Bon Appetit know what's up. They have put together a recipe for the perfect beach hoagie, reminding us that we don't need to make a pilgrimage to PA or NJ to relish (bad sandwich joke) the perfect combination of cured meats, spicy vegetables, mayo, and summertime.*
– Sarah Reid, Business Development Manager
In Perpetual Motion: A Short Film By Canon Master Krystle Wright – Canon Australia (YouTube)
Four minutes and twenty-eight seconds of stunning videography from Canon Master Krystle Wright, follow along inside of waves as surfers streak past her lens and mountain peaks fill her frame. A sort of visual essay encapsulating some of Wright's incredible work in adventure sports photography, this short video offers a look into her world, be it suspended behind the barrel of a giant wave or deep in alpine territory following all manner of backcountry adventure. Find the biggest screen you can and give this lovely video a play.*
– James Stacey, Senior Writer*
Everything You Need to Remember About Stranger Things Before Season 3 –*Vulture
If you have somehow managed to not binge all of the third season of Stranger Things by now (What have you been doing? It's been out for two days, people!), this one is for you. A lot happened in the first two seasons that is sure to impact our third trip into Hawkins, Indiana, and, if you're anything like me, you've forgotten at least half of it. I hate watching shows and having to pause every 30 seconds to Google things like "Who the heck is this character?" or "What happened to such-and-such?" Luckily, New York Magazine's Vulture has compiled a helpful guide to get you ready for the nostalgia-laden show's latest installment. Read it, fire up Netflix, and kiss the rest of your weekend goodbye.
– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
The Wired Guide To Commercial Human Space Flight – Wired
The space game is changing. And while the days of big government leading the charge to explore new horizons are behind us, that doesn’t mean modern space exploration is not just as exciting as it used to be. There are literally so many players and so many initiatives that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Earlier this year, WIRED dropped a handy guide that makes it easy to decode all the entities involved in the private space industry. Once you have a handle on today's space age, be sure to put the information to good use and check out the launch schedule here.
– Cole Pennington, Editor
A Night With The World's Most Hated Bands – Grantland
"The moment you tell people you’re seeing Creed and Nickelback in concert — on the same night, at roughly the same time, in two different venues — it suddenly becomes a stunt." Seven years ago, Chuck Klosterman pulled just that stunt. His full essay on that night of loath-worthy rock is well worth the read even today. There are certain clichés in the watch world which might now be approaching Nickelback levels, but don't expect any profound realizations on why these groups are so punchable. As Chuck puts it, "There’s no risk in hating Nickelback, and hating something always feels better than feeling nothing at all."
– Bradley Slavin, Advertising Manager*