| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march.
At the first known pride...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:06 AM
LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water?
Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:20 AM
As if the opportunity to watch “Downton Abbey” three months before everyone in America weren’t enough, here’s yet another reason to move to England: An enormous statue depicting Colin Firth as a dripping wet Mr. Darcy in the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Incongruous as it may seem, the pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant and emotionally satisfying fit in "Belle," director Amma Asante's biographical drama about how an exceedingly rare member of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Keri Russell, she of "Felicity" and "Waitress" and many others, is such a winning actress, even in a flat soda of a comedy like "Austenland," she's in there, doing all she can to carbonate things.
Against type, she plays the insecure thirtysomething...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:24 AM
In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pop star in possession of strong pipes must be in want of historical literary bling.
But Kelly Clarkson, one-time "American Idol" winner and apparent Jane Austen fan, won't be wearing Austen's gold and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:22 AM
"Breaking Bad" may be almost over, but its props live on -- at an auction house, where anyone can buy them. So you could own an authentic "Breaking Bad" singed teddy bear, Los Pollos Hermanos bucket, or one of Walter White's books.
Note: Those who...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:35 AM
In the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, author Jane Austen is quoted 1,640 times. She coined phrases like "dirt-cheap" and "dog-tired." Her influence on popular culture is undeniable. And her famous novel Pride and Prejudice turns 200 this...