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01. Sachin Tendulkar fires record 200 against South Africa

“Sachin Tendulkar created history with the first double century in one-day internationals as India thrashed South Africa by 153 runs in Gwalior.” (BBC)

02. Catching the Wave (above)

“In the 1940s, the investor, diplomat and art collector William A.M. Burden and his wife, Margaret Livingston Partridge Burden, commissioned Wallace K. Harrison – the architect who was involved in the design of iconic works like Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art (of which Mr. Burden was president in the 1950s and ’60s) and the United Nations headquarters – and the artist Isamu Noguchi to design a summer house off the Maine coast. The house, which was completed in 1947, became a 20th-century landmark, literally as well as figuratively – it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places – as well as a remarkable example, after a devastating fire, of how to restore a Modernist dwelling.” (NYT)

03. Large Saucepans

“In the home kitchen equipment line of succession, the large saucepan occupies a secure place near the top, somewhere just below a sharp chef’s knife and a 12-inch skillet. We can’t picture doing without one—its hefty frame, deep bowl, long arm, and tight-fitting lid make it the go-to vessel for steamed rice, soups, sauces, and even pastry cream—and we’ve gladly paid dearly for a model that can take a daily dose of shuffling around the stovetop.” (Cook’s Illustrated)

04. ‘The Masterworks Of Charles M. Russell’

“The only major artist of the American West who actually worked on the open range, Charles Marion Russell (1864–1926) became a self-taught chronicler of the Old West as it faded into history. Along with Frederic Remington (1861–1909), Russell depicted cowboys, soldiers, Native Americans, historical figures, animals and landscapes in images that have become cultural icons of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Western experience.” (The Bee)

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