Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 24, 2015

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This week, France’s faux prehistoric cave, Palmyra’s importance, does color exist, dangers of selfie sticks, and more.

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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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Josh Groban, Canary

by Lucas Fagen on May 24, 2015

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Let’s take a moment to examine Josh Groban’s voice, shall we?

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Bruce Conner,

Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was a protean artist, who achieved something that is unlikely to be equaled anytime soon: he reinvented himself in every medium he took up, while remaining true to his perfectionist impulses.

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Installation view of Patricia Cronin's

If you make the pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale this year, among the many artistic spectacles you will encounter is an actual shrine.

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Installation View of

As one enters Elena del Rivero’s exhibition, Letter from Home: a rendez-vous, at the Josee Bienvenu Gallery (April 16 – May 23, 2015), three 72-by-72 inch canvases hang in folds, like towels on hooks, on the center wall.

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The paintings in Karen Schwartz’s show at Life on Mars are big, bold semi-abstractions that skate along the edge of chaos.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 17, 2015

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This week, Picasso and global inequality, mistaking art for a garbage can, Twitter’s abuse problem, gayness vs. homosexuality, and more.

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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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The Oulipo, short for the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle [Workshop for potential literature], was founded in Paris in 1960 by two polymaths: Raymond Queneau, a former surrealist known for writing Zazie in the Metro, and François Le Lionnais, a mathematician and engineer.

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