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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: 'Fragile Empire', by Ben Judah

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Luke Harding Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love With Vladimir Putin by Ben Judah Yale University Press These are gloomy days for Russia's liberals. Since becoming ... isn't Russia: it is an affluent megacity disconnected from the impoverished small towns where most Russians live. The well-off activists who took to the streets in the wake of rigged 2011 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - TRENDS

    Book review: The Future Declassified, by Mathew Burrows

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Julian Ryall

    ... The Middle East, Russia and China feature prominently- although given that Ebola, the Ukraine crisis, and the rampage of the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq only started after the book went ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    V&A Museum looks at tools of resistance

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... is the first exhibition of its kind to bring together examples of art and design created to communicate political messages and to facilitate protests. The curators have deliberately left space ... into their hands and instigate change CATHERINE FLOOD, CO-CURATOR "They had recognised a different style of protest in Russia that year- it wasn't everyone marching under a single banner, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... called "cyanide heap leaching", and hydraulic fracturing or "fracking". Industrial abuse has made parts of the planet from Norilsk in Russia to Times Beach, Missouri, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Personal, by Lee Child

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Guy Haydon

    ... from Britain and another from Russia- are possible suspects, but Reacher believes Kott, who retains a fierce hatred for him, is the most likely culprit. So he teams up with a female State ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - ART

    Book review: 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Douglas Kerr

    ... the world's most successful artists. Thornton, a journalist, is familiar with the global art scene- its studios and salerooms, critics and collectors, its politics and kinships and craft. You meet ... integrity. Their environment includes the art market and the prevailing political and cultural weather: Ai is famously contrarian and critical of the society that uneasily houses him; Koons, ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Richard Lord

    ... hop's best known and loved albums, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star. With its downbeat vocal delivery and intelligent, politically conscious lyrics, it was a taste of things to come: ... outspoken on other political issues, particularly the US government's response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster which disproportionately affected black communities. His most direct ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... said. But he also sought to alleviate the concerns of many Hongkongers that going international would mean forsaking local identity, a concern amplified in Hong Kong by hypercharged political ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SOUTH ASIA

    Book review: This Divided Island, by Samanth Subramanian

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kit Gillet

    ... with the Sri Lankan military despite the growing racism, to Buddhist monks who turned into political firebrands, and former Tamil Tigers who grew despondent over the violent control exerted ...

  10. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi looks to muscle in on digital wristband market with low-price offering

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by WU NAN

    ... including Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and India," Lei said. bong said it aimed to cater to a more specific part of the market- customers concerned about their health and quality of life, ...




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