12/1/16: For four years, (The) Absolute has been a labor of love amongst writers, artists and freelancers who donated their time (and amazing tastes) into making this site the best place for recommendations. Unfortunately, as of today, we'll no longer be publishing new articles. As much as it pains us to have to walk away, we're leaving the site up so that visitors can still enjoy the hundreds of awesome recommendations we have written throughout these years. Thanks for supporting us!