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Weekend Words: Paper

by Weekend Editors on March 1, 2015

Jost Amman,

A new exhibition at the Grolier Club in Manhattan celebrates 500 years of the paperback book with a tribute to the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius (1455–1515), who was the first to create books in a portable format.

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Weekend Words: Brown

by Weekend Editors on February 22, 2015

József Rippl-Rónai, “Self-Portrait in a Brown Hat” (1897)

Now that Kate Brown has ascended to the governorship relinquished by the scandal-plagued John Kitzhaber, the neighboring states of Oregon and California each have a governor named Brown.

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Weekend Words: Anchor

by Weekend Editors on February 15, 2015

Andries van Eertvelt,

This week, two TV news anchors are going away.

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Weekend Words: Disease

by Weekend Editors on February 8, 2015

Nicolas Poussin,

As cases of measles escalate, the New York Times reported this week that infectious diseases once believed to be “forever in the country’s rearview mirror” are now returning because ‘too many people are not getting their children vaccinated, out of a conviction that inoculations are risky.”

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Weekend Words: Predict

by Weekend Editors on February 1, 2015

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If you want to work out the kinks in predicting the weather, the Old Farmer’s Almanac offers a number of folk remedies you can try.

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Weekend Words: Sweat

by Weekend Editors on January 25, 2015

Edgar Degas,

On Tuesday, Hyperallergic’s Benjamin Sutton reported that a civil court in Antwerp has convicted Luc Tuymans of copyright infringement for appropriating an image by photojournalist Katrijn Van Giel for his painting, “A Belgian Politician” (2011).

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Weekend Words: Separation

by Weekend Editors on January 18, 2015

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This week, amNewYork reported on a recent study from the University of Missouri investigating smartphone separation anxiety.

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Weekend Words: Police

by Weekend Editors on January 11, 2015

Frans Hals, “Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard” (1616)

This week, it came to light that the tensions between the New York City police force and Mayor Bill de Blasio may be resulting in fewer arrest and virtually no tickets.

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Weekend Words: Extra

by Weekend Editors on January 10, 2015

Aegidius Sadeler II, “Venus Receiving Gifts” (n.d)

It’s been an extra-chilly week in New York, just the time for an Extra Edition of Weekend Words.

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Weekend Words: Fifteen

by Weekend Editors on January 4, 2015

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All best wishes for 2015.

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