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How do you solve a problem like Gauguin?

It’s not an uncommon argument. “Gaugin tried to excuse his behavior by saying, ‘14 out here is like 18 in Europe,’ and that may have been true,” Childs said. Times were different; the age of consent may have been much lower in Tahiti than in Paris. “But what’s also true,” she added, “is that sex might happen between 14-year-olds, but ...

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Review: Ne-Yo Can't Solve the Mid-Career R&B Riddle On 'Good Man'

American R&B veterans hoping to reach a mainstream audience face a brutal slog. Rap dominates the market, reducing any singer’s chance of landing a hit. And within R&B, the landscape is harshly segmented by age – any singers above 30 not named Beyonce are automatically shunted to Urban Adult Contemporary radio, curtailing their audience. This puts an artist like Ne-Yo, ...

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Can an Awards Show Solve Fashion's Sustainability Challenge?

MILAN, Italy — Second only to oil, fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Practically every stage in the life cycle of clothing has negative implications for our planet. And if the world’s population rises to 8.5 billion people by 2030, as expected by the United Nations, overall apparel consumption will rise by 63 percent, from 62 million ...

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In Global E-Commerce, the Race to Solve the 'Last Mile'

CHENNAI, India — Upon entering his credit card details and checking out, a wealthy young Indian consumer prepares himself mentally for what’s to come. The days ahead will be a gruelling test of patience, underscored by frustration and occasional bouts of rage. “It’s a nuisance that the estimated delivery times rarely reflect reality,” says Muthu Venkatesh — not his real ...

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