‘COVID is a dictator’s dream’: Pandemic may have advanced authoritarianism, experts warn – National

Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary banned the public depiction of homosexuality. China shut Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. Brazil’s government extolled dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked a passenger plane to arrest a journalist. COVID-19 has absorbed the world’s energies and isolated […]

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Painter-decorator Malissa Desmazieres mixes cultures in her home and style, Style News & Top Stories

This article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, the leading fashion glossy on the best of style, beauty, design, travel and the arts. Go to harpersbazaar.com.sg and follow @harpersbazaarsg on Instagram; harpersbazaarsingapore on Facebook. The July 2021 issue is out on news-stands now. SINGAPORE – With her art history background and past experience assisting at the South-east Asian Paintings […]

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