Friday morning coffee reads

A regular roundup of interesting stories to enjoy with your Friday morning coffee.

  1. Should you use expensive or cheap whiskey in a cocktail?
  2. 45 things I learned in the Gulag. From the book Kolyma Stories.
  3. The bounty of Netflix international.
  4. Art is easy to steal, impossible to sell.
  5. The early years of a travel writer.