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Weekend Words: Water

by Weekend Editors on April 20, 2014

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On Thursday, the Guardian reported that officials in Portland, Oregon, plan to flush millions of gallons of drinking water “for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.”

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Weekend Words: Hundred

by Weekend Editors on April 13, 2014

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On Thursday, New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, passed his hundredth day in office, telling an audience in the Great Hall of Cooper Union, “Grass-roots politics, neighborhood politics, tells us that the people are almost always ahead of their leaders.”

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Weekend Words: Limit

by Weekend Editors on April 6, 2014

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What does the art market have in common with Major League Baseball and the Supreme Court? Spending limits are for suckers.

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Weekend Words: Nose

by Weekend Editors on March 30, 2014

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As Jillian Steinhauer reported in Hyperallergic on Monday, “The fight to obtain resale royalties for visual artists may be gaining momentum thanks to the newly introduced American Royalties, Too (ART) Act of 2014, but the major auction houses are determined to stop it.”

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Weekend Words: Woo

by Weekend Editors on March 23, 2014

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On Thursday, the New York Times published a large pull-out section, Museums, which included an article on the attempts various institutions have made at “Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons.”

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Weekend Words: Wage

by Weekend Editors on March 16, 2014

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The only bright spot in the news this week was President Obama’s executive action on Thursday, ordering the U.S. Department of Labor to revise federal rules on overtime wages, qualifying millions of Americans to receive extra pay if they work more than 40 hours a week.

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Weekend Words: Exit

by Weekend Editors on March 9, 2014

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This week marked the opening of the last Whitney Biennial before the museum exits its historic Marcel Breuer building, as well as the last Brucennial, courtesy of the Bruce High Quality Foundation, before it exits the scene for good.

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Weekend Words: Revive

by Weekend Editors on March 2, 2014

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Today’s New York Times Magazine brings news from the forefront of the de-extinction movement, which hopes to use genome-editing technology to revive lost species, including “an Australian frog, extinct for 30 years, that gave birth through its mouth.”

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Weekend Words: Merge

by Weekend Editors on February 23, 2014

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The Great Merge: after last week’s news that Comcast intends to swallow Time Warner Cable, the Corcoran Gallery of Art announced that it will be subsumed by the National Gallery, and Facebook is throwing $16 billion at WhatsApp, an ad-free messaging service that charges subscribers $1 per year.

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Weekend Words: Face

by Weekend Editors on February 16, 2014

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On Wednesday, Hyperallergic’s Mostafa Heddaya reported on the Museum of Modern Art’s attempt to save face by saving the bronze plate facade of the American Folk Art Museum.

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