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Weekend Words: Plunge

by Weekend Editors on August 30, 2015

Johan Tobias Sergel,

Some call it a plunge, some call it a correction, some call it the end of the world. The global economy grips its seat as the stock market slide rattles nerves for a second week in a row.

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Weekend Words: Competition

by Weekend Editors on August 23, 2015

Gustave Courbet,

There was much talk of competition in the news this week, as tech companies poach each other’s talent and workplace culture turns brutal inside Amazon and across the business landscape.

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Weekend Words: Currency

by Weekend Editors on August 16, 2015

Matteo di Ser Cambio,

China weakened its currency, the renminbi, several days in a row this week, raising fears that the country’s massive economy may be in deep trouble.

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Weekend Words: Box

by Weekend Editors on August 9, 2015

Unknown Goldsmith, French,

In Hyperallergic this week, Allison Meier reported on a house (“the Hemnet House, or “House of Clicks,”) that was designed via 200 million clicks from 2 million visitors to a Swedish real estate website.

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Weekend Words: Fire

by Weekend Editors on August 2, 2015

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes,

Today is the 91st birthday of James Baldwin (1924-1987), whose enduring works include Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953); Notes of a Native Son (1955); Giovanni’s Room (1956); and The Fire Next Time (1963).

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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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