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Joel Weinstein (1946–2008)

Joel Weinstein, an art critic who was a tireless and often eccentric chronicler of the Puerto Rican art scene in his blog Rotund World, died of lung cancer in San Juan on October 31, reports Artnet. Born in Denver, Weinstein went to school in Oregon (where he met his partner of eighteen years, Cheryl Hartup, now chief curator at the Museo de Arte de Ponce) before moving to Texas, where he wrote for the Austin American Statesman from 1994 through 1997 and the Dallas Morning News from 1997 to 2000. A graphic designer and food critic as well as an arts writer, he also published the literary arts magazine Mississippi Mud for nearly three decades.