Weekend Round-Up: Shooting A Rocket At The Sun, Making Classic Movies, And Finding A Stolen Painting

By HODINKEE

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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.


A Small-Town Couple Left Behind A Stolen Painting Worth Over $100 Million – And A Big Mystery – The Washington Post

“And what’s that piece hiding behind your bedroom door?” I imagine inquisitive guests asking. “Oh that? That’s just the $160 million de Kooning we stole from an art museum 30 years ago. Lol. Jokes. JK,” they respond. This is the story of the New Mexico couple who apparently did just that – and the three-decade mystery was only solved after the wife’s recent death.

– Will Holloway, Director of Content


Michael Scott Moore (Episode #1,149) – The Joe Rogan Experience

In a candid conversation with Joe Rogan, American journalist Michael Scott Moore explains what it’s like to be captured by Somali pirates and held as a hostage and prisoner for over two and a half years for a $20 million ransom. The entire gripping tale can be found in his new book, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.

– Adam Kopec, Design Director


Hollywood Doesn’t Make Movies Like The Fugitive Anymore – The Atlantic

At twenty-five years of age, I’m not sure if I yet qualify to use the phrase “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” But as a child of the 90’s who can wistfully remember watching TV airings of the 1993 classic thriller The Fugitive, I’ll go out on a limb and say that’s a movie to which the idiom certainly applies. While, sure, the “old-man action” trope lives on in modern Hollywood, there’s something special about The Fugitive that seems to be missing in today’s action flicks. The Atlantic had a fun, deep-ish take on this very topic that I urge my fellow Fugitive devotees to check out.

– Greyson Korhonen, Associate Producer


NASA Is Shooting A Spaceship At The Sun And It Might Help Us Solve A Huge Mystery – Vox

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