The changing of administrations after an election is one of the most chaotic times in government. There can be a total change of policy and personnel involving potentially thousands of people — and the race is on as the outgoing administration tries to cement its policy in the face of an incoming one. HBO had unprecedented access to the last year of the Obama administration as they prepared to hand over the reins of government while trying to keep all their work over the last eight years from being undone.
After a three-year hiatus, Ze Frank returns and he's brought his nature mockumentary series along with him. The "True Facts" revival kicks things off with an in-depth look at the masters of disguise, Frogfish.
Timeless automotive design. Rolex wristwatches. The artworks of Andy Warhol. Three subjects that vary wildly, yet elicit similarly passionate responses from those who care about them. Assouline's Impossible Collection series recognizes this, providing a thorough, in-depth look at each topic through insightful interviews, powerful prose, and gorgeous imagery. Each hand-bound tome tips the scales at nearly 20 pounds, arrives in a bespoke presentation case, and measures well over two feet wide when opened — demanding a central spot on your coffee table, if not its own dedicated stand.
Onsen's relaxed, minimalist towels were already our go-to, and now we've taken their hue to our preferred end of the spectrum. Made with American-grown Supima cotton, these special edition black towels are made with longer fibers in a weave pattern that provides an exceptionally soft texture that's also fast-drying. But the key to this obsessively designed towel set isn't what Onsen added, but rather what they eliminated. Standard bath towels go through a chemical bathing process so they feel fluffy — at least at first. Instead of short-lived softness that washes away, Onsen builds in softness from the beginning and utilizes no chemical processes. Bypassing these common treatments eliminates the artificial fluff, resulting instead in a naturally plush surface that just gets better and better, making this quite possibly the last towel set you'll need.
Bath Towel: 31" x 57" / Hand Towel: 18" X 30" / Face Towel: 12" x 12"
The fastest way around a race track isn't the shortest. A proper racing line is all about momentum and carrying it into the straights for maximum speed. Chain Bear F1 has this great explainer on racing lines and why they have little to do with geometry.