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State of the Art

David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Interview


The Deep Dive

A light conversation with David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, the unified...

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

To understand why audiophiles talk about Grado headphones the way oenophiles speak of 2000 Bordeaux, consider the Reference Series RS-1. These handcrafted mahogany headphones from the 50-year-old Brooklyn company use a vented diaphragm with wooden air chambers that virtually eliminate distortion and deliver a clear, rich tone across a full 20-kHz bandwidth. Hook a pair of RS-1s up to an iPod and you'll think you're in Carnegie Hall. $700.


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