Stories for the weekend.
ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Compared to the carbon-fibre-wrapped shortboards currently championed by surf shops and ridden in high-level competition, the Wavestorm moves more like a school bus. But it is very good at catching waves. Maybe too good.
FIVE DAYS ON THE VIVEK EXPRESS
Beneath the relentless churn of steel, wood, and dust, the Indian railway is made entirely of stories.
'MUST BE GOOD AT DEALING WITH ASSHOLES'
Empty his trash. Always have hand sanitizer and gum at the ready. And don’t bother with "unnecessary conversation" — the congressman from Indiana doesn’t have time for your chitchat.
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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS
CURATED BY VIEWFIND
The aftermath of the Charlottesville attack, a different, more intimate side of Washington D.C. and what's it like to grow up as a girl in the Gaza Strip.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT
A PRIMER TO HATE
The aim here is to not rehash what you've already learned about Hitler and Nazism, but rather grant a deeper understanding how it functions as an ideology, how it spread and manifested over the years and how a dedicated few have managed to keep it at bay over the years.
JUST KEEP FLYING
In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban office block in Pasadena, California, history is being made. It's being made every day, in fact, by the mission control team for NASA's Voyager spacecraft.
THE CONFEDERACY ENDS, AGAIN
After Charlottesville, cities around the country are removing statues commemorating the Confederacy. But will the two historic capitals — Richmond, Virginia, and Montgomery, Alabama — follow suit?
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HITTING THE BIG TIME
If you buy yourself a luxury watch, make sure to hold onto the box, receipt and certification of authenticity. It could REALLY pay off in the long run.
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