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  • Kate Middleton: Style icon in waiting

    Kate Middleton: Style icon in waiting
    Finally, after eight years of courtship, Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, and the fashion world has a new icon in waiting. When the engaged couple met the media for the first time Tuesday, Middleton's sapphire blue Issa dress...
  • Not-so-regal royal wedding souvenirs

    Not-so-regal royal wedding souvenirs
    Even if you can't make it to London for the royal wedding, you can still revel in the wide range of souvenirs commemorating the April 29 event. It's a given that there are enough commemorative plates, coins, tea pots, tea towels, coasters, champagne...
  • Pajamas, nightgowns and lingerie make cozy Christmas gifts

    Pajamas, nightgowns and lingerie make cozy Christmas gifts
    Somehow the holiday season brings out the urge to get cozy. Maybe that's why nightwear is a perennial favorite gift this time of year. Or maybe it's because it lends itself to stress-free shopping. After all, how many times can you give your brother-in-...
  • Prince William takes Kate Middleton to Princess Diana's tomb

    Prince William takes Kate Middleton to Princess Diana's tomb
  • The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice

    The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice
    It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
  • Book review: 'William and Harry' by Katie Nicholl

    Book review: 'William and Harry' by Katie Nicholl
    Once upon a time, there were two brother princes. Their beautiful mother had died when the boys were young, and after their aloof father took up with a selfish stepmother … Stop. That's how the spin whirled, for a time, around the young sons of...
  • In fashion, the brand plays on

    In fashion, the brand plays on
    Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...
  • Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter

    Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter
    Lucian Freud, a British artist who gained fame for his intense and deeply textural nude paintings, has died. He was 88. Freud, the grandson of the pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, died Wednesday at his home in London following an illness,...
  • Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'

    Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'
    Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent...
  • The Siren's Call: Yin and yang are on the case

    The Siren's Call: Yin and yang are on the case
    Can you name a famous pair of fictional detectives? Sure you can. Holmes and Dr. Watson. Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Frank and Joe Hardy. Salander and Blomkvist. Some storytellers give the chore of sleuthing to...
  • 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction

    'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction
    For sale: custom vintage auto with Hollywood pedigree. Three-liter V-6 engine, polished aluminum hood, serpent horn, wings. Has history of issues with exhaust system. Sure, you could drop $2.6 million on a Bugatti Veyron to cruise the Sunset Strip, but...