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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 5, 2015

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This week, history of barbecue, Damien Hirst’s mid-life crisis, conceptual poetry’s bigotry, the ISIS dildo flag, a crow rides a bald eagle, the first 3D printed office, and more.

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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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In the 1982 television special “I Love Liberty,” Robin Williams channels the voice of the American flag.

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In preparation for his debut on CBS’s The Late Show in September, Stephen Colbert kept his hosting skills sharp by serving as guest host on Monroe, Michigan’s public access talk show Only in Monroe.

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Culture in the 21st century is a minefield of trigger warnings, a nebulous type of cautionary note that is deployed as a way to warn people about the content they’re about to encounter.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 28, 2015

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This week, USC’s embattled dean speaks, famous artists review books, defending gallery assistants, and more.

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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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Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage — henceforth known simply as “marriage” — is protected by the Constitution.

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Yesterday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 21, 2015

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This week, Malevich’s “Black Square,” paying comic artists, sexism in club culture, Egyptian photo archive goes Creative Commons, Irish slaves, encyclopedia of pasta, and more.

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