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Weekend Words: Red

by Weekend Editors on December 14, 2014

Jacopo Pontormo,

This week, attention returned to the red planet, where the robotic rover Curiosity sent back evidence of long-vanished rivers and lakes — and potentially life — on Mars.

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Weekend Words: Tree

by Weekend Editors on December 7, 2014

Cesare da Sesto,

This week, The New York Times cheerfully reported on “the leafing of New York”: the cityscape transformed by hundreds of thousands of trees planted over the past few decades.

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Weekend Words: Climb

by Weekend Editors on November 30, 2014

Caspar David Friedrich,

Recently, Cliff Bar announced the termination of its sponsorship of five professional rock climbers.

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Weekend Words: Crawl

by Weekend Editors on November 23, 2014

Fra Angelico,

On Thursday, amNewYork reported that the annual SantaCon charity bar crawl will not be heading for Bushwick this year.

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Weekend Words: Little

by Weekend Editors on November 16, 2014

Pieter Bruegel the Elder,

A week after he was declared a lame duck, President Obama signed an unprecedented climate pact with China. But is it too little too late?

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Weekend Words: Lame

by Weekend Editors on November 9, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci,

It’s the second weekend of November, and President Obama is officially a lame duck.

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Weekend Words: Habit

by Weekend Editors on November 2, 2014

Giacomo Ceruti,

Picasso is suddenly everywhere — at the Cubism exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, in gallery shows of his photography and his portraits of Jacqueline Roque, and at the long-delayed reopening of his museum in Paris.

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Weekend Words: Weed

by Weekend Editors on October 26, 2014

Vincent van Gogh,

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, High Times Magazine has issued High Times: A 40-Year History of the World’s Most Infamous Magazine, which The New York Times calls “a coffee table book for low, sticky coffee tables.”

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Weekend Words: Tower

by Weekend Editors on October 19, 2014

Marten van Valckenborch I, “Tower of Babel”

A new luxury condominium tower (104 units, $7,000,000-$95,000,000) under construction in Manhattan has just topped off at 1,396 feet — 150 feet taller than the Empire State Building.

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Weekend Words: Tax

by Weekend Editors on October 12, 2014

Marinus van Reymerswaele,

Good news from the IRS: you can be an artist even if you don’t make all that much money at it. Isn’t that what we needed to hear?

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