Weekend Links: Umbrellas Over Portugal

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Patricia Almeida

A Portuguese art festival called AgitAgueda, for the second year in a row, has transformed city streets into a stunning outdoor art installation of its own with a rainbow of colored umbrellas hanging overhead.

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Maybe there should be a new Oscar category for “most iconic movie car.”

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Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban on her way to school, delivered an impassioned address to the United Nations calling for equality in educational opportunities. It was also her birthday on Friday.

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Confused about the order of British royal succession? This should help.

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What’s real, and what’s Lego? Trying to figure that out is the challenge (and the fun) in an artistic collaboration between a portrait photographer and a Lego sculptor that combines the childhood toys with an Edward Hopper aesthetic.

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For more use of Lego as an artistic medium, here are two scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove recreated entirely with the plastic blocks.

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What cheese goes best with your favorite author? Cabot cheddar pairs well with Hemingway.

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The Pizza Belt Theory maps out the region of the United States where the odds of obtaining “an adequate-to-good slice of pizza from a randomly chosen pizzeria is greater than 50 percent." Everywhere else, the author  claims, is pizza wilderness.

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July 13, 2013 - 9:00am
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