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This writer spent 4 years working as a fake violinist. Her memoir explains post-9/11 America. | Vox

Sounds Like Titanic, a debut memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, is the definition of an overdeliver. It starts off with a killer premise. Hindman describes her four years working as a concert violinist, from 2002 to 2006. But the twist is that her music was never actually audible. At her first performance, she realized that she had been hired to ... Read More »

Facebook security app used to ‘spy’ on competitors | BBC

A report by a Commons committee has detailed Facebook’s use of an application to “spy” on users. The cross-party group said that Facebook used its Onavo virtual private network (VPN) app to gather information on competitors. The MPs claim Facebook “intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws”. The report, which is more than 100 pages long, also ... Read More »

Lamborghini Restored FIA President Jean Todt’s Miura SV | Road and Track

Lamborghini got into the period correct nut-and-bolt Polo Storico restoration business in 2016, offering to bring vintage Lambos back to original factory condition in the actual factory where they were first assembled. The latest vehicle to get the Polo Storico treatment is this gorgeous 1972 Miura SV, belonging to none other than FIA president (and former Scuderia Ferrari and Peugeot ... Read More »

ROCK OUT IN A PERFECTLY RESTORED RANGE ROVER FOR JUST $170K | Wired

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has a rich heritage of building cool cars, and lately, it’s started up a new tradition of turning that patrimony into patrimoney. Three months after Jaguar relaunched the 1950s-era XKSS, its SUV-slinging sibling has started “Range Rover Reborn,” a program to revamp cars it built in the 1970s for life on today’s roads. The XKSS program involves ... Read More »

INSIDE THE SHOP TURNING ANCIENT RIDES INTO SLEEPER SUPERCARS | Wired

REBUILDING A VINTAGE car is a labor of love, and most people crazy enough to do it aim for a just-left-the-factory look and historical accuracy. Jonathan Ward doesn’t give two honks about historical accuracy. When the CEO and lead designer at Icon isn’t building crazy-expensive Toyota FJs and Ford Brocos to die for, he’s making old cars look … old. ... Read More »

Special Forces Go Rogue in Netflix Heist Thriller ‘Triple Frontier’ | Military.com

“Make no mistake about it: You guys need to own the fact that we do not have the flag on our shoulders.” Netflix takes another shot at the big-budget movie game next month with “Triple Frontier,” opening in select theaters March 6 and streaming March 13. A group of Special Forces veterans find themselves at loose ends after they complete ... Read More »

Introducing Our First Women-Only Safari | Adventure Travel News

Over the past few years, the travel industry has seen an undeniable rise of women drawn to the idea of solo travel. According to Trekk Soft, “The average monthly search volume for the term ‘solo female travel’ grew by 52% between 2016 and 2017.” This indicates a shift in the way women want to travel. Additionally, According to the Huffington ... Read More »

Adventure Junky App Announces ‘Peak Experiences of 2019’ | Adventure Travel News

Eco-traveller app Adventure Junky today announced its ’50 Peak experiences of 2019.’ Curated by Adventure Junky co-founders Nigel Malone and Fuchsia Sims, the list is their take on the coolest, greenest travel experiences on the planet. From stand up paddleboarding the Amazon, digging for dinosaurs in Alberta, silent whale watching under the northern lights, to the world’s southernmost trek in ... Read More »

WHY CAMPING BECOMES FAR MORE ENJOYABLE IN ADULTHOOD | The Independent

If I have an abiding memory of spending time on campsites as a child it is one thing. Sitting in the laundrette, the rain beating down outside, watching our trainers going round and round in the washing machine, having been muddied to unrecognisable proportions by a day yomping around a sodden Lake District. I vividly remember one of those summers, ... Read More »

Shelby Mustang enthusiasts discover and reunite three GT500 convertible prototypes | Motor Authority

Decades kept them apart, but today, three 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible prototypes are among each other’s company again. In mid-January, Ford Performance detailed the endless pursuit for documentation that led to the discovery of the three cars, and it’s nothing short of painstakingly impressive. The story begins rather nonchalantly: two men, George Huisman and Ed Meyer, spoke of a ... Read More »