Things to do for September 11, 2014

The Weekender

Knives. Cars. Lennon’s Old Island.

The best thing since sliced weekend.

For Sale: An Island John Lennon Owned
LENNON LAW

For Sale: An Island John Lennon Owned

An island is for sale off the coast of Ireland. It was previously owned by John Lennon. And it’s been mostly uninhabited, save for a short spell when a commune took residence there. Now it’s just sheep. And your three-story yurt if you play your cards right.

Japan May Have a Problem with Remorse
ALL APOLOGIES

Japan May Have a Problem with Remorse

Not easy: apologizing to someone. Much easier: paying another human to do it for you. Which is probably why apology agencies are now a thing in Japan. You hire a consultant to express regret to someone you’ve wronged, then you continue feeling blissfully indifferent. Hey, what a terrible idea.

Tons of Cars You Wish Were Yours
ROAD TO JOY

Tons of Cars You Wish Were Yours

Bonhams is about to hold its biggest historic-car auction yet. Which means, yes, this will probably be your only chance to own a ’65 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta or a ’36 Lagonda LG45R Rapide Sports-Racing Two-Seater. Or hope the winning bidders don’t mind sharing.

Prepare to Cut Stuff with Nice Knives
THE GOOD KNIFE

Prepare to Cut Stuff with Nice Knives

There is a man in the woods of Georgia. And as we speak, he’s most likely out somewhere finding old lumps of steel and lumber to forge blades and handles out of. Paring knives. Oyster knives. He does custom jobs, too. Looks like someone’s getting a shiny new... sickle?

In Case You Missed It...
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN LINK

In Case You Missed It...

On Kempt: Some strong opinions on Monday Night Football. And Filson launches C.C. Filson, a collection of substantial jackets to defend against winter’s wrath. Or fall’s pre-wrath.
On Driven: Intrepid correspondents drive across Maine looking for boots, knives and fresh air. Also, the guy who played Scott Lavin on Entourage: great photographer, turns out. Huh.

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