| Feb 15, 2011
George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91.
Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent.
She and her husband,...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 5:30 AM
A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor.
Photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego...
| Oct 23, 2011
Millions of us will gather in just a few days to observe a ritual that some have been anticipating all year.
We'll spend our savings, experience a sugar rush and garb ourselves in garments inspired by our favorite characters. We'll dress up like Angry...
| Mar 27, 2011
London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks.
Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:38 PM
Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, is prepping for their first Christmas as a member of the royal family with Prince William. Kate and William will have a packed schedule of Christmas festivities at the queen's storied Sandringham House...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has invested $300 million in Twitter....
| Jan 17, 2011
If you were one of the lucky folks who got engaged over the holidays, chances are you're staring down at a colored stone, and not a traditional diamond. Why the switch? That 18 carat sapphire Prince William planted on Kate Middleton might have something...
| Dec 4, 2011
The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey.
I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
| Apr 28, 2011
I admit it: I love Kate Middleton. I love that she defied the usual dating advice and waited years for her prince to come around. I love that she's a commoner but still wears those outrageous feathered hats. Most of all, I love that the hats are the...
| Mar 17, 2011
His voice was measured, his language formal, his demeanor somber. It was perhaps the clearest sign yet of just how grave Japan's nuclear crisis had become: The emperor spoke.
Akihito, the nation's 77-year-old sovereign, delivered an unprecedented address...