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America’s Middle Class Is Addicted to a New Kind of Credit

The payday-loan business was in decline. Regulators were circling, storefronts were vanishing and investors were abandoning the industry’s biggest companies en masse. And yet today, just a few years later, many of the same subprime lenders that specialized in the debt are promoting an almost equally onerous type of credit. It’s called the online installment […]

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Conservative Twitter Account Exposes Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy Day After Day After Day

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Stephen Colbert Imagines Rudy Giuliani’s Defense Of Donald Trump And It’s Egg-Cellent

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Trump Wants The EPA To Focus On Toilet Flushing

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Supreme Court Lets Block On Federal Executions Remain

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Victims Named In Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shooting

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Chinese reality show canned after Godfrey Gao’s death

SHANGHAI • Zhejiang Television has cancelled its Chase Me reality show in the wake of Godfrey Gao’s death. The Taiwan-born Canadian model-actor died on Nov 27 in Ningbo, China. He was then tackling a run in the show that poses challenges to participants. His body is now back in Taiwan for a funeral on Dec […]

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Acclaimed pianist delivers striking performance

HAOCHEN ZHANG PLAYS MOZART  Singapore Symphony Orchestra – Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Haochen Zhang (piano)  Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST’s best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices In-depth analyses and opinion pieces ePaper and award-winning multimedia content

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Fairy tale with local flair and heart

PETER PAN IN SERANGOON GARDENS The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre, Wild Rice@Funan/Wednesday Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST’s best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices In-depth analyses and opinion pieces ePaper and award-winning multimedia content

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Vintage Star Wars toys on display

In his early days as a collector of Star Wars toys, Mr Derek Ho was shocked when a friend spent $150 on a Revenge Of The Jedi proof card – a piece of draft packaging with the original title of the 1983 film later known as Return Of The Jedi. “I said, ‘Are you crazy? […]

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Black is the new neutral

WASHINGTON • The design world always has an “in” colour it embraces as its neutral. It is the colour you see painted inside spec houses and rentals and popularised in catalogues and online. While white is always a neutral fallback, beige was favoured in the early 2000s. For the past 10 years, it has been […]

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Pantone declares another year of blue

NEW YORK• The people at Pantone know that times are hard. “Many of us,” the colour company said in a recent presentation, feel anxious, “completely overloaded and perpetually stressed”. The antidote, according to Pantone’s swatch psychologists? Blue. Specifically: Classic Blue. For the 21st consecutive year, Pantone has named a colour of the year, a trend-forecasting […]

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High expectations

Mr Nicholas Teoh and Ms Chew Ru Shan purchased this three-bedroom apartment in a condominium development that is more than two decades old. They instantly saw the potential of the unit in spite of its age. It had a rather dated look, but the loft layout – with two bedrooms and a study spread over […]

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New chapter for temple

Just six months after moving into its new home in Telok Ayer Street in 2010, the Taoist Mission (Singapore) had to move out. The Keng Teck Whay building – built in the 19th-century and gazetted as a national monument in 2009 – was declared unsafe for occupancy after a picture showing its damaged roof rafters […]

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Spirited take on history

Two additions to the bar scene are breathing new life into locations rich in history. Along Keong Saik Road – once known for its sordid past as home to brothels from the 1960s to 1980s – all-day bar, coffeehouse and restaurant No Sleep Club, which opened in October, has put a modern spin on a […]

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Interior magazine going strong in digital world

LONDON • Two decades after the Internet changed everything, magazines mostly have yet to figure out how to thrive in a digital world. They have either retreated from print altogether or appear on newsstands infrequently. Titles once so culturally influential have been supplanted by social media and blogs, and are sometimes so thin with advertising […]