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  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • reFramed: In conversation with David Magnusson

     
    A purity ball is a ceremony where young girls promise to “live pure lives before God,” and to remain virgins until marriage. In return, their fathers sign a commitment promising to protect their daughters’ chastity. Sometimes rings are...
  • ‘Doctor Who’ midnight screening brings out the Doctors

     
    On Saturday night, the Doctors descended on Burbank. At the AMC Burbank 16, “Doctor Who's” most loyal fans gathered for […]...
  • Peter Capaldi strikes a confident note as he takes on 'Doctor Who'

    Peter Capaldi strikes a confident note as he takes on 'Doctor Who'
    Peter Capaldi has just landed in New York, the fifth stop in a worldwide tour promoting the new season of "Doctor Who" that began in the United Kingdom, continued with visits to South Korea and Australia and now, after a 22-hour flight that crossed the...
  • Emmys 2014: 7 things overheard in the Emmys press room

    Emmys 2014: 7 things overheard in the Emmys press room
    It was a night "Breaking Bad" proved victorious in its showdown with "True Detective." A night "Modern Family" couldn't be stopped. A night Julia Louis-Dreyfus swapped spit with Bryan Cranston. A night Gwen Stefani made us (almost) forget about John...
  • Emmys 2014: 'Sherlock' wins? It's elementary, dear Watson

    Emmys 2014: 'Sherlock' wins? It's elementary, dear Watson
    Given the steady acclaim, consistent quality and the way its audience has grown over the course of three seasons, it's no great mystery why Emmy voters finally came around to "Sherlock" on Monday night, giving the BBC series awards for lead actor Benedict...
  • Review: 'The Trip to Italy' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Trip to Italy' ★★&#9733 1/2
    If Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon were even 7 percent less amusing, "The Trip to Italy" would have no reason to exist, even with its casually gorgeous scenery and shattering close-ups of seafood pasta fresh out of the kitchen. Like its predecessor, "The...
  • Paul Greenberg: Down here on a visit

    It was one of those faux Ye Old English Tea Shoppes serving tidbits as inauthentic as its spelling and typography, neither of which would have passed muster in Shakespeare's first folio. But any port in the downpour outside, and there wasn't a Chinese...
  • 'True Blood' ends; VMAs swagger; 'Doctor Who' returns

    'True Blood' ends; VMAs swagger; 'Doctor Who' returns
    The weekend fare aims to get viewers talking. The highlights: 1. "True Blood," 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO The end has come for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in an episode called "Thank You." She contemplates life without Bill (Stephen Moyer). Viewers also...
  • TV Review: 'Happy Valley'

    One of the boons of streaming services, hungry as these venues are for programming, has been to expand platforms for imports. So Netflix brings viewers "Happy Valley," a terrifically off-kilter British thriller that reunites the "Last Tango in Halifax"...
  • British Muslims urge cooperation in Foley murder hunt

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of an American journalist. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest...