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January 2022

Tamara de Lempicka: all about her

Tamara de Lempicka was a 20th century painter. Particularly linked to the artistic movement of Art Deco, she is best known for her portraits, often feminine, elegant and sensual, as well as for her worldly and unconventional way of life.…

Questionable art and murder galore

POLARThe Russian WomanBarry Maitland Allen & Unwin, $32.99Chief Detective Inspector Brock is in a bad mood. After failing to retire, he went from homicide to fraud where, to his chagrin, his colleagues sit in front of their screens all…

War of ideas

With politics increasingly becoming a carpet of lies, broken promises and mirrors, the 21st century seems to be entering a Dostoevskian paradise. Perhaps Fyodor Dostoyevsky saw it coming when he said, “Don't cry, life is heaven,…

Restrictions on Afghan Women

According to a recent Associated Press (AP) report, the Taliban government, reversing its previous commitment not to crack down on Afghan women, has imposed restrictions whereby they are not allowed to travel more than 75 kilometers…