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Weekend Words: Cheat

by Weekend Editors on July 26, 2015

Georges de la Tour,

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that hackers have threatened to expose the identities of thousands of users at the adultery website Ashley Madison, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair” — a breach that “could be disastrous for one whose business model is based on complete confidentially.”

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Weekend Words: Pope

by Weekend Editors on July 19, 2015

Jacques-Louis David,

Last Sunday, Pope Francis wound up his eight-day, three-country tour of Latin America —home to the world’s largest Catholic population — where he called unfettered capitalism “the dung of the devil.”

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Weekend Words: Down

by Weekend Editors on July 12, 2015

László Mednyánszky,

This week: the Chinese stock market fell way down, the New York Stock Exchange computer systems went down for nearly four hours, and South Carolina took down the Confederate flag.

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Weekend Words: Bank

by Weekend Editors on July 5, 2015

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“The male function is to produce sperm. We now have sperm banks.” —Valerie Solanis

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Weekend Words: Blue

by Weekend Editors on June 28, 2015

Mary Cassatt,

The Guardian reported this week that Queen Elizabeth appeared “unimpressed by a painting given to her by the German president, Joachim Gauck.”

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Weekend Words: Change

by Weekend Editors on June 21, 2015

Hendrick van Balen,

Last week, the world lost Ornette Coleman, whose 1959 releases The Shape of Jazz to Come and Change of the Century marked the advent of free jazz and changed the face of music forever.

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Weekend Words: Wreck

by Weekend Editors on June 14, 2015

Caspar David Friedrich,

“Contemporary art’s job is to wreck what came before.” John Waters, from his commencement speech at the Rhode Island School of Design last weekend.

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Weekend Words: Shark

by Weekend Editors on June 7, 2015

John Singleton Copley,

Today is Damien Hirst’s 50th birthday.

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Weekend Words: Sweet

by Weekend Editors on May 31, 2015

Georg Flegel,

Tomorrow begins National Candy Month.

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Weekend Words: Arm

by Weekend Editors on May 24, 2015

Federico Fiori Barocci,

This week came the report of a new robotic arm that can be operated with the power of thought.

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