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Test Drive: 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS

Sporty and with a mean snarl, this updated model is a delight to drive In the middle of the desert, enveloped in dust clouds drifting off the dunes, is the Bahrain International Circuit. Built in 2004, the race track promptly hosted the Middle East’s first Formula 1 race on its Grand Prix Circuit—a 3.4-mile route with about a dozen late-apex corners, a layout requiring a car …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

O-faces around the globe, the image of a black hole, a font to improve memory and more Butterfly Wings Explored Through Chris Perani’s Marco Photography Layer upon layer of  iridescent scales, running along multi-colored hairs, are revealed through Chris Perani’s marco photography of butterfly wings. The photographer employs a 10x microscope objective affixed to a 200mm lens in order to get such precision. The findings are perhaps …

Cherry

Cherry is a fast-paced tale of the perils of addiction, war, psychosis and struggle. Nico Walker penned the novel, his debut, amidst his 11-year prison sentence for bank robbery (of which he’s now serving the final two years).  The tale begins with woeful scenes of an unnamed narrator selling shoes and drugs to get by. A nice, middle-class upbringing morphs into a life of deception …

The Apple iPhone XS and the Dawn of Computational Photography

After a couple weeks with the new device, it’s the camera that’s most impressive The hype whenever Apple introduces a new product is that it’s “revolutionary.” That’s quite literally hyperbole because very few companies debut something that truly creates a sea change with any sort of consistency. But the new iPhone XS and XS Max actually are revolutionary, especially because they herald a different kind of photography …

Hendrick’s Fantastical New Distillery in Girvan, Scotland

Part curiosity cabinet and part laboratory, the gin’s wondrous new home The brand new Hendrick’s Gin distillery in Girvan, Scotland is just as beautiful and whimsical as one could imagine. The new distillery and visitor center (which is not open to the public but will be used to host guests of the brand) is the perfect physical realization of the charms and oddities that make Hendrick’s …

Hendrick’s Fantastical New Distillery in Girvan, Scotland

Part curiosity cabinet and part laboratory, the gin’s wondrous new home The brand new Hendrick’s Gin distillery in Girvan, Scotland is just as beautiful and whimsical as one could imagine. The new distillery and visitor center (which is not open to the public but will be used to host guests of the brand) is the perfect physical realization of the charms and oddities that make Hendrick’s …

Test Drive: 2019 BMW X5

Off-roading through Georgia in the new mid-size SUV Somewhere on a farm 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, the all-new 2019 BMW X5 falls into a rhythm—skirting around trees, up dirt hills and across bubbling streams. This is the fourth-generation of BMW’s beloved mid-size SUV, but it’s the first to come with an off-road package that enables it to tackle an hour-long off-road course with ease. …

September Scotch: The Orkney Island’s Highland Park

From a new 50-year-old spirit to refreshed design language, a whisky brand like no other If you’re a whisky drinker, chances are you’ve tried Highland Park 12—or you’ve seen it. Despite its origins on the remote Orkney Islands, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the whisky has made its way around the world and back again. It’s also picked up quite a dedicated following along the …

Listen Up

Psychedelic cha-cha, sprawling guitar riffs, a powerful NSFW video and more Anna Calvi: Hunter Anna Calvi’s new song “Hunter” (from her upcoming album of the same name) and the accompanying music video are both beautiful, bold and powerful statements. The latter, directed by Matt Lambert, is a divine and raw exploration of concepts surrounding self-love, identity, intimacy—specifically from a queer angle. Calvi tells Dazed, “It …

The Digital Future of Music Festivals

As new music festivals are announced and older ones fold, one thing remains consistent: attendance numbers are lower and ticket prices are higher than ever. Larger festivals don’t necessarily translate to digital content well: stages are lit for immediate impact, aren’t designed with secondary audiences in mind, and render livestreams and ripped videos almost unwatchable. Pickathon—a 3,500-ticket festival on an 80-acre farm just south of …