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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 23, 2015

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This week, a profile of the family benefiting from a wealthy San Francisco art school, new science fiction about climate change, a shamed Getty curator tells her story, Belize’s art revolution, a pomo architecture hater, and more.

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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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DETROIT — With the rise of Detroit as a sexy location for artistic spirits to be free from the confines of civilization, has come a backlash from everyday Detroiters, wondering what, exactly, is so blank about the city’s canvas.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 16, 2015

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This week, the death of the US dance critic, Black Lives Matter at the Venice Biennale, James Baldwin’s FBI file, “Happy Birthday”‘s copyright shenanigans, and more.

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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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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 9, 2015

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This week, considering Hiroshima 70 years later, museums as publishers, the myth of a Brooklyn exodus, Ferguson’s radical knitters, popular vape flavors, and more.

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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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A new, savvy strategy for marketing the modern and contemporary art scene has appeared.

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New Yorkers caught a glimpse of a hidden, historic slice of the Whitney Museum last week when the original inscription of the institution surfaced for the first time in over 50 years.

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On Monday, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveiled its rebranding.

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