Weekend Round-Up: Some Special Spirits, Looking Into Space, And A Day In A New York Diner
Each week our editors gather their favorite finds from around the internet and recommend them to you here. These are not articles about fake watch prices but rather outstanding examples of journalism and narrating covering subjects from fashion and art to innovation and travel. So go on, present yourself with some espresso, put your feet up, and settle in.
Hubble Releases Mind-Blowing New Images Of The Lagoon Nebula To Honor Its 28th Anniversary – Gizmodo
Nearly three decades in space and Hubble is still out there placing in a strong day’s work. For the telescope’s 28th anniversary, NASA released a bunch of images of the Lagoon Nebula, which is exactly 4,000 light years away. Shooting in both infrared and visible ranges, Hubble can captures huge loads of data that is compiled to create in any case impossible images of beautiful stellar scenes.
–James Stacey, Contributor
One Man’s Quest To Make 20-Year-Old Rum In Just Six Days – Wired
Bryan Davis is a man with a mission: sorting out some way to make a rum that’s indistinguishable from one with 20 years in an oak barrel added to its repertoire, but which takes just six days to make. In an innovative “reactor” built inside a refinery that’s half mad researcher’s lab and half amusement park, Davis is taking care of job that challenges many assumptions about terroir, authenticity, and value.
–Jack Forster, Editor-in-Chief
What 24 Hours In A Diner Taught Me About New York – 1843 Magazine
This tribute to the New York City cafe is a romantic glance at the regulars, darlings, travelers, and lushes that visit these notorious establishments throughout the span of 24 hours – and 21 cups of stale, yet great, cafe espresso. These personal stories paint a striking image of a place that appears to be stuck in time.
–Sarah Reid, Business Development Associate
The Whisky Chronicles – The New York Times
It’s easy to fail to remember, behind the marketing of the things we buy and devour, that they come from a place, and are made at the hands of individuals. On account of the absolute best realized whisky brands, that place is the small Scottish island of Islay. Think Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Ardbeg. The New York Times takes us on a visit – and the photographs alone merit the click.
–Will Holloway, Director of Content
The Habitat – Gimlet Media
This one is a tune in, not a read, but rather it’s definitely justified even despite your attention (and will not take a lot of time by the same token). The seven scenes of this restricted arrangement podcast are a strange blend of detailing and audio diary that report the “team” of a year-long faux mission to Mars taking place in a distant part of Hawaii. It’s the ideal update that regardless of how advanced our innovation becomes, space travel is still a lot of a human endeavor.
–Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor