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Weekend Words: Left

by Weekend Editors on May 3, 2015

Andrea del Sarto,

On Thursday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President, and will run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

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Weekend Words: Piano

by Weekend Editors on April 26, 2015

Édouard Vuillard,

On Mayday, the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, opens to the public.

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Weekend Words: Happiness

by Weekend Editors on April 19, 2015

Agnolo Bronzino,

This week it was reported that the first recordings ever made by Elvis Presley, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” (both 1953), have been digitized and will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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Weekend Words: Dry

by Weekend Editors on April 12, 2015

Béla Iványi Grünwald, “Drying Clothes” (1903)

In response to a prolonged dry spell, the state of California has instituted mandatory water restrictions, bringing to mind the line from Chinatown (1974): “Middle of a drought, the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.”

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Weekend Words: Egg

by Weekend Editors on April 5, 2015

Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez,

It’s Easter, have an egg.

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Weekend Words: Sight

by Weekend Editors on March 29, 2015

Jan Brueghel the Elder.

John Bramblitt of Denton, Texas, lost his sight 13 years ago but paints vivid portraits and landscapes by “feeling” the textures of different colors.

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Weekend Words: Knight

by Weekend Editors on March 22, 2015

Master E.S.,

Spanish investigators report they may have discovered the remains of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, better known as Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, in a convent in Madrid.

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Weekend Words: Half

by Weekend Editors on March 15, 2015

Simone Peterzano,

This week, Hyperallergic’s Laura C. Mallonee reported that the Friedenstein Foundation in Gotha, Germany, is seeking the upper half of the 16th-century painting “Bowl With the Head of John the Baptist” by Lucas Cranach, which was sawn in two by an art dealer in 1936.

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Weekend Words: Domain

by Weekend Editors on March 8, 2015

Benedetto Bordone,

The domain’s name is clintonemail.com, which Hillary Clinton used, according to The New York Times, “for everything — from State Department matters to planning her daughter’s wedding and issues related to the family’s sprawling philanthropic foundation.”

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Weekend Words: Paper

by Weekend Editors on March 1, 2015

Jost Amman,

A new exhibition at the Grolier Club in Manhattan celebrates 500 years of the paperback book with a tribute to the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius (1455–1515), who was the first to create books in a portable format.

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