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US TV producer: Mutual respect can conquer bias

WHEN Josh Selig married a Chinese woman in Beijing last year, his aunt planned to travel from Florida to attend the wedding. Her local travel agent warned her that she would be “accompanied by a representative ...

November 21, 2020, Saturday


Cancer victim helps other sufferers fight the dreaded disease

WHEN Wang Ying was given the devastating news she had cancer two years ago her world almost caved in. It seems to be an ugly, twisted irony to the news because Wang works as a hospice care worker. The ...

November 7, 2020, Saturday


Art of alleviating pain in final days of cancer

“TO cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always” is a famous inscription on the gravestone of American doctor Edward Livingston Trudeau. That mantra has been adopted by many doctors around the ...

October 17, 2020, Saturday


Retired entrepreneur building culture bridges

When it comes to building cultural bridges between the United States and China through music and art, retired Chinese-American entrepreneur Shirley Young’s passionate energy is so appealing that it seems ...

October 17, 2020, Saturday


Lyricist brought English ‘Les Misérables’ to stage

Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical “Les Misérables,” has died. He was 95. His family confirmed on Wednesday that Kretzmer died ...

October 17, 2020, Saturday


‘Mozart of rock guitar’ riffs for the last time

EDDIE Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups and became elevated to the status of rock god, has ...

October 10, 2020, Saturday


Surgeon sets his sights on keeping body ‘lamps’ lit

THE Bible says: “The eye is the lamp of the body.” Ophthalmologist Li Wensheng’s job is to keep the lamp lit for people who are at risk of losing their sight. Li, vice dean of Aier Eye Hospital, handles ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


Winston Groom, creator of Forrest Gump

WINSTON Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


Michael Lonsdale, an actor consumed by his art

MICHAEL Lonsdale, an enigmatic giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, has died at 89. From his role ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


Vim and versatility of China’s own virtuoso

VIOLINIST Ning Feng, 39, has had scheduled appearances canceled this year, a mirror of what has befallen musicians around the world in the time of coronavirus. One accomplishment he did manage to complete ...

September 12, 2020, Saturday




 

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