Life & Art

Will the Orvis H3 be the One Fly Rod to Rule Them All?

by Kyle Stock
The lovely thing about fly-fishing is that the fishing itself is enough; the catching is a bonus. Casting a fly-line, like driving a ...

This app tells you when you’re depressed. Who else does it tell?

by Bloomberg
A Facebook message pops up on my phone screen. “What’s going on in your world?” It’s from a robot named Woebot, the brainchild of Stanford ...

United Wants to Sell Your Seat to Someone Else for More Money

by Nikki Ekstein
Last week, United Airlines Inc quietly unveiled a new technology platform that it will use to manage the problem of oversold flights ...

Disney teases immersive ‘Star Wars’ hotel in theme-park investment flurry

LOS ANGELES • Walt Disney Co said it will build an immersive “Star Wars” hotel at its resort in Orlando, Florida, as part of a flurry of investments ...

Disney unveils 3-D model of ‘Star Wars’ lands at fan expo

Walt Disney Co. gave fans the first three-dimensional look at the new “Star Wars” lands it’s building in Florida and California, including its jagged ...

As ‘Game of Thrones’ comes roaring back, HBO retrenches online

Ever since HBO announced the premiere for season seven of “Game of Thrones” with a Facebook video of ice melting, the cable network has spared no expense ...

For Men, It’s the Summer of the ‘BBQ Shirt’

by TROY PETTERSON
In the department of obscure anniversaries, it has been 60 years since the demise of Gentry, an excellent magazine that ...

How to mimic George Clooney’s motorcycle trip through Spain

by JEREMY TAYLOR
He’s one of Hollywood’s best known faces — so how does superstar George Clooney keep a low profile on holiday? The two-time Oscar ...

The One Kitchen Gadget to Rule Them All

by MATTHEW KRONSBERG
All-clad Metalcrafters LLC is a Pennsylvania-based cookware manufacturer of copper, stainless steel, and nonstick pots and ...

Bought for 100 euros, World War Two Enigma machine sells for 45,000

by Reuters
Someone in Romania thought he’d made a fair amount of money when he sold an old typewriter for 100 euros at a flea market. He was ...

The Digital Camera that Analogue Photographers Can’t Put Down

by Gillian Laub
I HAVE been using the same film camera for 15 years — a Mamiya RZ67, which I’ve used to shoot most of my commissioned work, as well as ...

Thousands of goldfish bring Tokyo art exhibit to life

By Reuters
A Japanese artist has used thousands of fish in illuminated tanks to create a sprawling psychedelic visual art installation, drawing tens of ...