Diversions + Tunes: May 2017

This month we heard how much we will change in 10 years, throw a memorable dinner party and spotted some treasure from space! All in this months Diversions + Tunes!

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1. HOW A NASA ASTRONAUTS'S TREASURE MAP COULD MAKE HISTORY. Stay with us here: the Discovery Channel’s new docu-series follows a treasure hunter bent on finding a series of shipwrecks that NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper spotted from space./VANITY FAIR

2. BRAD PITT TALKS DIVORCE, QUITTING DRINKING, AND BECOMING A BETTER MAN. Summer is coming and, in America, that means it’s time to hit the national parks. So we took Brad Pitt and photographer Ryan McGinley tumbling across three of them: The Everglades, White Sands, and Carlsbad Caverns. Then we sat down with Pitt at home in L.A. for a raw conversation about how to move forward after things fall apart./GQ STYLE

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3. HARUKI MURAKAMI'S RECORD COLLECTION. Music and writing are inseparable in the hippest modern novels, from Kerouac to Nick Hornby to Irvine Welsh. It might even be said many such books would not exist without their internal soundtracks. When it comes to hip, prolific modern novelist Haruki Murakami, we might say the author himself may not exist without his soundtracks, and they are sprawling and extensive. Murakami, who is well known for his intense focus and heroic achievements as a marathon and double-marathon runners, exceeds even this consuming passion with his near-religious devotion to music./Open Culture

4. 25 MOST ADVENTURES MEN. A celebration of the mountaineers, watermen, arctic explorers, activists, and artists who redefine the limits of what’s humanly possible./MENS JOURNAL

  5. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FUTURE SELF.   Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case./ TED      6. HOW TO HAVE A GROWN-UP DINNER PARTY (WITHOUT BEING TOO GROWN-UP).  If you don’t get it right, a simple dinner party can turn into a chaos of frayed nerves, burned food, and all the wrong kinds of memories. The trick is to focus on a few key details./ GQ

5. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FUTURE SELF. Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case./TED

6. HOW TO HAVE A GROWN-UP DINNER PARTY (WITHOUT BEING TOO GROWN-UP). If you don’t get it right, a simple dinner party can turn into a chaos of frayed nerves, burned food, and all the wrong kinds of memories. The trick is to focus on a few key details./GQ


Here's what were jamming out to at Dude Awesome HQ for the month on May. Don't forget to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to check out all our exclusive playlists.