Jianguo Xiongdi—a pseudonym that means “Brother Nut”—was more explicit in his desire to turn air pollution into art. In fact, he did it literally. For 100 days, he lugged an industrial-strength vacuum cleaner around Beijing, sucking up the air and whatever it contained. When he was done, he had about 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of a dusty substance, which he mixed with clay to make a brick. Some passersby took him for a street cleaner.
TANGSHAN, China—In 1976 this city by the Yellow Sea, some 100 miles east of Beijing in Hebei Province, was obliterated by an earthquake that killed at least 240,000 people—around a quarter of the population. Afterward the city was rebuilt, and it helped build modern China. Tangshan today is a hub of heavy industry and coal-burning, a city that produces cement, chemicals, and more than five percent of the world’s steel. Flatbed trucks loaded with big rolls of steel are parked on roadsides.
ALMOST Famous, a local theatre company, performed at Salford University’s Robert Powell Theatre for their closing night on Saturday and the crowd were certainly happy for ‘Being Alive’. The well-acclaimed Stephen Sondheim musical, Company, was done its justice on Saturday night as the promising university students in Almost Famous Theatre Company brought the 1970’s classic back to life.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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