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Milton Glaser changed US visual culture

MILTON Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with “I love NY,” died on June 26, his 91st ...

July 4, 2020, Saturday


Old repairer protects wild Great Wall brick by brick

With a helmet, a small camera and a climbing stick, Cheng Yongmao, a 64-year-old Great Wall repair worker, is heading for the Jiankou section of the Great Wall early in the morning, where he and his colleagues...

June 20, 2020, Saturday


Restorer has tete-a-tete with fossils for 20 years

Restoring fossils in deep mountains requires a variety of techniques except for speaking skills — the more silent you are, the louder you could hear a stone talk....

June 20, 2020, Saturday


Vera Lynn lifted British morale during WWII

Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces’ Sweetheart” who serenaded British troops during World War II, died on Thursday at 103....

June 20, 2020, Saturday


Friedman: a favorite Hollywood wordsmith

Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts...

June 13, 2020, Saturday


Kurt Thomas, first US man to win world gym title

Kurt Thomas, the first US male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal, has died. He was 64. Thomas’ family said he died on June 5. He had a stroke on May 24, caused by a tear of the basilar artery ...

June 13, 2020, Saturday


Migrant worker records melting glaciers

WANG Xiangjun moved bricks at construction sites, cleaned factory floors and carried trays in restaurants. But the most unique experience for the migrant worker was recording melting glaciers with cellphones. In ...

June 6, 2020, Saturday


Jimmy Cobb: gifted jazz drummer for Miles Davis

JIMMY Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, has died. His wife Eleana ...

June 6, 2020, Saturday


Editing people’s life stories with sculpture

TO Wang Songyin, a cemetery is like a huge library of autobiographies, and he is the man who edited the life stories of those in a condensed, artistic way. A former sculptor from Harbin, northeast China’s ...

June 6, 2020, Saturday


Brazilian martial artist gives hand in COVID-19 fight

SERGIO Silva, 42, is a veteran martial arts teacher, professional designer and fledgling film director, and now he describes himself as a fighter against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Silva made and ...

May 30, 2020, Saturday




 

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