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Austria finds 15th century bras – Telegraph

A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras. The University of Innsbruck said on Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly …

Thai PM under fire after exiled brother joins ministers’ meeting via webcam | World news | guardian.co.uk

Yingluck Shinawatra accused of being a puppet after allowing former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to ‘lecture’ ministers  The Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is facing criticism for allowing her brother, the deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra, to summon government ministers for a meeting by webcam from his self-imposed exile abroad. Thaksin, …

Literary Lines To Raise Your Glass To

“He felt slightly ill in an indefinable way, but swallowed half his new glassful at one go; it slid warmly down to join the previous three sherries and the half-dozen measures of Bill Atkinson’s whisky. In a sense, but only in a sense, he was beginning not to worry about …

Picasso painting La Lecture up for auction

A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso’s life and art is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London next week. La Lecture depicts his secret lover, Marie-Therese Walter, who was 17 when Picasso, then 45, introduced himself as she stepped off a Paris train. Their …