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Weekend Words: Arm

by Weekend Editors on May 24, 2015

Federico Fiori Barocci,

This week came the report of a new robotic arm that can be operated with the power of thought.

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Weekend Words: Nails

by Weekend Editors on May 17, 2015

Hans Holbein the Younger,

As reported this week in the New York Times, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered emergency measures to address wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry

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Weekend Words: Mother

by Weekend Editors on May 10, 2015

Mary Cassatt,

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Weekend Words: Left

by Weekend Editors on May 3, 2015

Andrea del Sarto,

On Thursday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President, and will run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

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Weekend Words: Piano

by Weekend Editors on April 26, 2015

Édouard Vuillard,

On Mayday, the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, opens to the public.

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Weekend Words: Happiness

by Weekend Editors on April 19, 2015

Agnolo Bronzino,

This week it was reported that the first recordings ever made by Elvis Presley, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” (both 1953), have been digitized and will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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Weekend Words: Dry

by Weekend Editors on April 12, 2015

Béla Iványi Grünwald, “Drying Clothes” (1903)

In response to a prolonged dry spell, the state of California has instituted mandatory water restrictions, bringing to mind the line from Chinatown (1974): “Middle of a drought, the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.”

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Weekend Words: Egg

by Weekend Editors on April 5, 2015

Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez,

It’s Easter, have an egg.

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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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