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  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    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...
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    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....
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    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 --...
  • Statue of wet Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy installed in London lake

    Statue of wet Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy installed in London lake
    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...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Belle'

    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...
  • Review: Keri Russell tries to boost 'Austenland'

    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...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    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:...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    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......
  • Kelly Clarkson can't walk away with Jane Austen's ring

    Kelly Clarkson can't walk away with Jane Austen's ring
    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...
  • Walter White's Walt Whitman book from 'Breaking Bad' up for auction

    "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...
  • The Westport Library Celebrates Jane Austen Day on Sunday

    The Westport Library Celebrates Jane Austen Day on Sunday
    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...