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A passerby walks past a sign for an "hourly hotel" in a popular shopping district in Hong Kong. An recent anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem. Antony Dickson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

An anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem, but mistresses have been an open secret in China for years.

Hollywood legend has it the Oscar statuette was modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?

Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan) is a widower whose correspondence comes in an unlikely package — a lunchbox. Ritesh Batra/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Movie Interviews

When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.

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