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China’s Concubine Culture Lives On in Mistress Villages

For Chinese men there’s no status symbol like a mistress, or two, or three, or four A friend attended a work-related banquet in China recently. Seated at the same table were several men who were executives of Chinese state-owned enterprises. As bottles of Hennessy Cognac and jet-fuel-like baijiu were opened and quickly consumed, the topic …

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The Idea of an Artist as a Brand was Picasso’s

  Marketing genius: Picasso at his villa in the South of France in 1957   A new tribe of hyper-rich global nomads is distorting the international property market. Like Hans Holbein’s anamorphosis, it can only be understood when seen from an acute angle. In this case the angle of arrogant wealth. It is not unusual …

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