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George Segal, ‘a kid at heart with magical spark’

GEORGE Segal, the banjo player-turned-actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and worked into his late 80s on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs,” died last month ...

April 24, 2021, Saturday


Chinese online in US cross cultural divide

The most clicked article of food blogger Luan Yi isn’t a foodie tasting or food tour, but one sharing how she made up her mind for “a highly costly decision that risks losing all that has been gained” ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Ice master passes technique torch in China

It is unacceptable for Mark Peter Messer to see the ice surface strewn with dirt so that he wipes his soles even with his pants every time he steps on the rink. The gleaming sheet of ice in Beijing’s ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Canadian ice-maker’s journey serving Beijing 2022

DURING the “Experience Beijing” ice sports testing program, among all the Chinese staff members, a foreign face caught our eyes at Wukesong Sports Center — Don Moffatt from Canada. With almost 40 years ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Beverly Cleary wrote stories for ‘kids like us’

Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, died last month. She ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Rapper DMX, ‘nothing less than a giant’

DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Two sticks and a cord to set world records

IN a yoga gym in Songjiang District, a row of bottles is lined up on a table. Pairs of them are balanced on their lips, with a playing card in between. Martial arts coach Xie Desheng is warming up at ...

April 3, 2021, Saturday


Ferlinghetti, poet who nurtured the Beats

LAWRENCE Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, died late ...

March 13, 2021, Saturday


Chick Corea ‘rewrote the rulebook for jazz’

Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, died this month. He was 79. Corea died ...

February 27, 2021, Saturday


Hal Holbrook brought Mark Twain to life

HAL Holbrook, the award-winning character actor who toured the world for more than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the classic political ...

February 27, 2021, Saturday




 

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