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February 11, 2013

Spear’s Monday Catch-Up: Best of the Weekend’s Papers

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We’ve trawled through the weekend papers and picked out the best bits so you don’t have to

We’ve trawled through the weekend papers and picked out the best bits so you don’t have to:

1. Lunch with the FT: Chris Hughes, FT (£)
After co-founding Facebook, Chris Hughes directed Barack Obama’s digital campaign for president. So why has he switched to old media?

2. Giles Duley: ‘I lost three limbs in Afghanistan, but had to go back… ‘, Observer
Photographer Giles Duley was nearly killed after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan. Back home, fighting for his life in hospital, he made himself a promise: to return to Kabul to complete his mission of documenting the savage toll that war takes on civilians. This is his story

3. Forget Richter, Warhol and Picasso: Where Are All the Women?, Forbes
One of the more edifying results of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern evening sale in London last night was that a new world auction record was set for a female artist when Berthe Morisot’s 1881 oil painting Après le déjeuner (pictured left) sold for £6,985,250

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4. Amazon unpacked, FT (£)
The online giant is creating thousands of UK jobs, so why are some employees less than happy?

5. Stealth tax on inheritance, The Sunday Times (£)

Ministers are to impose a £95,000 “stealth tax” on inheritance to help pay for care for the elderly

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