the Sunday Magazine | 20.december.2020
The Sunday Magazine
This is our version of The Sunday Magazine. In most papers, the magazine is a supplement to the newspaper itself. Traditionally, the articles in these magazines cover a wide range of subjects, and the content is not as current and timely as the rest of the newspaper.
Here’s a little nugget of history about the Sunday Magazine: In 1869, the San Francisco Chronicle published what is regarded as the first Sunday magazine, and the Chicago Inter Ocean added color to its supplement. The New York Times Magazine was published on September 6, 1896, and it contained the first photographs ever printed in that newspaper.
During the 1890s, publications were inserted into Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal. Hearst had the eight-page Woman's Home Journal and the 16-page Sunday American Magazine, which later became The American Weekly. In November 1896, Morrill Goddard, editor of the New York Journal from 1896 to 1937, launched Hearst's Sunday magazine, later commenting, "Nothing is so stale as yesterday's newspaper, but The American Weekly may be around the house for days or weeks and lose none of its interest."
The following are curated and original videos and think pieces selected by our team for your consumption.
Matthew McConaughey: How To Focus On What Matters
Promoting his new book, Matthew McConaughey has been on every podcast known to man. This was the best. In this conversation between Ryan Holiday and Matthew, Matthew discussed the lessons he’s learned from a life spent in front of the camera, how he focuses on what's essential and uses each challenge as fuel for his next endeavor, and more. Alright, alright alright… BG
Talking Watches with John Mayer
This was the first Talking Watches episode ever. Over 7 years ago now, this conversation with John Mayer started it all. The stories you hear from watch owners and what appeals to them are quite incredible, and John, ever so eloquent, has a story that perfectly pairs with what’s on his wrist. Even if you’re not into watches, this episode will turn your wheels. VL
The Legendary Poker Scene in Casino Royale Was As Elaborate As Any James Bond Stunt
One of my favorite scenes in any Bond movie… all 24 of them. The stakes were intense. In the game’s final hand, four competitors remain. After numerous checks around the table, the dealer places down a river card, providing a variety of flush and full-house opportunities. Two opponents go all-in, and after a long stare-down with LeChiffre, Bond risks his entire chip pile, too. The villain has the best full-house combination and takes a chance on his odds, pushing his stack into the middle of the table. After each player reveals his cards, Bond pauses dramatically and then flips over a five and seven of spades, completing an unlikely straight flush and winning the tournament. Read more about the creation of this scene here.
Jason Momoa: My Wife’s First Mustang
Jason Momoa is an epic gentleman. He would rather take the time to restore something with meaning and story than buy it new. This video of him restoring a Mustang for his wife is equal parts inspirational and aspirational.
The Method of Sushi Masters
Before each workday begins, chef Masayoshi Baba takes a reverent pause at the kamidana perched above the open kitchen of his eponymous restaurant. He changes the water, sake, rice, salt, and evergreen branches offered at the small Shinto shrine, setting his daily intentions by giving thanks and praying for a happy and productive day ahead. This meditative stillness carries over to how Baba prepares nigiri zushi, one omakase course at a time. He meticulously slices each piece of fish and scores the top. NUVO
2020 Men's Gift Guide
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