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Weekend Words: Apple

by Weekend Editors on September 21, 2014

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While all eyes were on Apple’s Watch, CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter which, according to CNET, “sought to reassure Apple’s customers that their data was safe from the prying eyes of government surveillance agencies, which have reportedly procured information on electronic communications from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, among others.”

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Weekend Words: Park

by Weekend Editors on September 14, 2014

Karl Blechen,

It used to be that no one would venture below Houston Street without a police escort. Now the long-gone, hardscrabble artists’ neighborhood has graduated from million-dollar lofts to million-dollar parking spots.

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Weekend Words: Cloud

by Weekend Editors on September 7, 2014

Théo van Rysselberghe,

Newsweek reported this week that the use of the Cloud has grown so much in recent years that “according to Greenpeace, if this ‘collective cloud’ were a single country, it would rank sixth in the world, in terms of energy consumption, behind only Russia, India, Japan, the U.S. and China, in that order.”

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Weekend Words: Breach

by Weekend Editors on August 31, 2014

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This week, another Brooklyn Bridge breach, this time not for the sake of art, but a selfie.

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Weekend Words: Dollar

by Weekend Editors on August 24, 2014

Leonaert Bramer,

Forty-seven years ago today, Abbie Hoffman led a dozen members of the Youth International Party into the visitors’ gallery of the New York Stock Exchange and threw fistfuls of dollar bills to the trading floor below.

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Weekend Words: Flag

by Weekend Editors on August 17, 2014

Peter Paul Rubens,

This week it was revealed that the masterminds behind the mysterious appearance of a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22nd were artists after all.

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Weekend Words: Walk

by Weekend Editors on August 10, 2014

Thomas Gainsborough,

This week, the Guardian reported that Dallas, which “shares with Detroit the honor of being one of the two most car-dependent major metropolitan areas in the US” may be losing its affection for the automobile.

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Weekend Words: Guide

by Weekend Editors on August 3, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci,

A grim chapter of history came to a close on Monday with the death of the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, a little more than a week before the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

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Weekend Words: Mess

by Weekend Editors on July 27, 2014

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“‘It’s a very tangled mess,’ said Gary Samore, a former national security aide to Mr. Obama.” That’s the sum of current events as reported in an article on Obama’s response to the crises mounting around the world that appeared in Wednesday’s New York Times. Samore continues: “You name it, the world is aflame. Foreign policy […]

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Weekend Words: Rain

by Weekend Editors on July 20, 2014

Childe Hassam

By mid-July, more rain has fallen in the New York region (5.19 inches) than the typical average for the entire month (4.6 inches).

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