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Artist revels in overnight rise to fame

BAI Hongwei is savoring his unexpected fame, thanks to the recent hit local film “B for Busy.” The film, in Shanghai dialect, is partially based on his life and experiences and depicts the lives of a ...

January 15, 2022, Saturday


Singing the praises of Peking Opera

A cultural society devoted to popularizing Peking Opera didn’t end up in a specific neighborhood of the Hongkou District by accident. It is housed in an area where renowned performer Wang Peiyu began ...

January 15, 2022, Saturday


From rags to gouaches: Self-taught painter makes life into masterpiece

Wei Guangming pays his monthly electricity bill by selling one reproduction copy of “Sunflowers” by Claude Monet and pays for petrol for his motor tricycle with three replicas of “The Wave” by Gustave ...

November 27, 2021, Saturday


Mort Sahl, satirist who redefined stand-up

Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favorite of a new, restive generation of Americans, ...

November 13, 2021, Saturday


Cave adventurer warns of human encroachment

For many children born in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, unexplored caves are plentiful and make for perfect adventure spots....

October 23, 2021, Saturday


All keyed up to pursue multitude of talents

FENYANG Road is known as the “street of music” in downtown Shanghai. What an ideal place to take a stroll and become oblivious to the hectic urban surroundings! The short roadway, tucked away off bustling ...

September 4, 2021, Saturday


Charlie Watts, unshakable drummer for Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythm sections and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died....

August 28, 2021, Saturday


Pat Hitchcock, ‘Strangers on a Train’ actress and only child of Alfred Hitchcock

PATRICIA Hitchcock O’Connell, the only child of Alfred Hitchcock and an actor herself who made a memorable appearance in her father’s “Strangers on a Train” and championed his work in the decades following ...

August 21, 2021, Saturday


Jane Withers, child star of Hollywood’s Golden Age

Jane Withers, the former child actor who bedeviled Shirley Temple on the screen and went on to star in a series of B movies that made her a box-office champion, died last week. She was 95. Withers, also ...

August 14, 2021, Saturday


Redemption for returning race-walk champion

FOR a lot of female athletes, giving birth usually means the end of their athletic careers. Rio Olympics race walking champion Liu Hong, who retired in 2016, once thought so until she realized that she ...

August 14, 2021, Saturday




 

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