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Weekend Words: Sight

by Weekend Editors on March 29, 2015

Jan Brueghel the Elder.

John Bramblitt of Denton, Texas, lost his sight 13 years ago but paints vivid portraits and landscapes by “feeling” the textures of different colors.

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Weekend Words: Knight

by Weekend Editors on March 22, 2015

Master E.S.,

Spanish investigators report they may have discovered the remains of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, better known as Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, in a convent in Madrid.

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Weekend Words: Half

by Weekend Editors on March 15, 2015

Simone Peterzano,

This week, Hyperallergic’s Laura C. Mallonee reported that the Friedenstein Foundation in Gotha, Germany, is seeking the upper half of the 16th-century painting “Bowl With the Head of John the Baptist” by Lucas Cranach, which was sawn in two by an art dealer in 1936.

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Weekend Words: Domain

by Weekend Editors on March 8, 2015

Benedetto Bordone,

The domain’s name is clintonemail.com, which Hillary Clinton used, according to The New York Times, “for everything — from State Department matters to planning her daughter’s wedding and issues related to the family’s sprawling philanthropic foundation.”

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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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