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December 2021

Smoke and smog

As Lahore and other towns in the Punjab have continued to battle smog, the state appears more or less indifferent to the situation - which includes a dramatic increase in respiratory illnesses due to extremely poor air quality, which…

Women in my fiction

I never really tried to categorize women in my novels and short stories. Last week, Alain Padilla, who collects and edits my next collection of essays, suggested that I do so. It was my mother who influenced me…

Top 10 Cozy Mystery Novels | Polar

II'm not surprised that the humor and the sweet escape from the cozy crime has a moment. The books themselves are not an answer to what we are going through: most of them were written before confinement or Cop26. But while black enjoys…

the year the art world went crazy

Of course, the decadence of the art world has amused foreigners for a long time and, despite the generally gloomy mood generated by the pandemic, 2021, in this regard, has not disappointed. A semi-ragged Banksy painting, back at auction…

Majorca Culture: Hotel Formentor

The developers have completely drained part of the Hotel Formentor, leaving only the outer walls of the building. The hotel, which features neoclassical and Art Deco elements, opened in 1929 with a big party and the guests had to travel by…

Awake work is unhappy work

The more we talk about work / life balance and diverse and inclusive workplaces, the more miserable we seem to be. Over the past two decades, and particularly more recently, Australian businesses have taken a leap forward with…