Each week the HODINKEE team members 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.
Lizzo: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert – NPR Music (Youtube)
This is the most exciting, joyful thing I've seen in a long, long time. If you're not familiar with NPR's Tiny Desk concerts, they're semi-acoustic performances hosted at the radio network's offices with all sorts of musicians, big and small. I didn't think they could get any better than*the one with T-Pain*(spoiler alert: the dude is an incredible musician), but Lizzo has unseated the king. She brings the heat, the charisma, and whatever else a serious generational star can bring. To watch someone light up like that and to make music like that is a truly special thing. If you're not already a Lizzo believer, this ought to convince you pretty quickly.

– Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
After Auction Fiasco, Nazi Type 64 “Porsche” Fades Into Shadows – Bloomberg
While I might not be in the position to actively participate, I simply love car auctions – especially the really top tier non-conventional offerings. Among such offerings at this past weekend's RM Sotheby's sale for Monterey Car Week, we find the controversial and eventually unsold "Porsche" Type 64. In a write up from the excellent Hannah Elliot, dig into the background of a controversial car matched by an incredibly botched auction. It's a wild story of rising values, bidding confusion, an upset crowd and an unsold car that was slated to claim $20 million or more. If you read only one piece about this car, make it this one from Hannah and Bloomberg.*
James Stacey, Senior Writer
Down The River – adrianskenderovicphotography.com
This stunning photo exhibition features a series of images taken by Adrian Skenderovic as tourist boats (Bateaux-Mouches) pass under the many bridges that dot Paris's river, the Seine. Mesmerizing and charming in an incredibly nonchalant way, the photos are dotted with vibrant splashes of color, imperfect symmetry, sunbathers, and mariachi bands, resulting in a certain Wes Anderson-esque charm. The series manages to perfectly capture candid holiday memories, as Skenderovic looks down at the tourist of Paris looking up at the City of Light.*
Sarah Reid, Business Development Manager*
Oscillation – Rocky Mountain Bicycles (Vimeo)
This video doesn’t leave you pondering anything. It doesn’t pose any questions; it doesn’t force you to think. But what it does do is leave you with a burning desire to slam the laptop shut and get out there and do something outdoors this weekend. The riders in this video have spent a lifetime perfecting their craft, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and tear up some local singletrack with the same sense of voracity. Watch this with the volume up and then go ahead and feed your appetite for outdoor adventure.*
– Cole Pennington, Editor*
New High-Resolution Images Show Titanic 107 Years After Wreck – NBC New York*
I think it’s safe to say that many of us remember the 1997 movie, Titanic, which told the story of Jack and Rose as they fell in love on the infamous voyage that would see the Titanic (and Jack) end up on the bottom of the Atlantic. True love notwithstanding, this 107 year old story is quite significant to history and is one that I’ve followed since I was 8 years old. Recently, researchers captured new footage of the once ‘unsinkable’ ship. Resting some 4,000 meters below the surface, its current condition is nothing short of fascinating. Covered in metal-eating bacteria and salt erosion, you can still see the ship’s structure, resting like a monument to the lives of those that were lost in 1912. Eventually, there will be a day that the Titanic is completely claimed by decomposition on the ocean floor.*It’s a bit sad to hear that one day, maybe in my lifetime, this piece of history will be out of sight. My late grandfather was born in 1910, and when I first started reading about the Titanic, he passed away, and I remember thinking, “Whoa, he was alive during this time. I wish I could’ve asked him if he remembers this story." Granted, he was only two-years-old, but still. After reading this, you might want to Google everything you can find about the Titanic and never let go.*
– Danis Cespedes, Hodinkee Shop Associate*


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