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  • Why I'm watching the royal wedding

    Why I'm watching the royal wedding
    Friday mornings at 4 a.m. generally find me asleep, but this week I'll be among the thousands of Anglophiles glued to my television for the "wedding of the century." At 25, I've spent the better part of my adult life either in Europe or wishing I was...
  • The 1981 Royal Wedding: When we thought fairy tales came true

    The 1981 Royal Wedding: When we thought fairy tales came true
    In 1981, reporter Ellen Warren had a seat high in the rafters at St. Paul's Cathedral to cover the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The cathedral was chosen because it could hold more guests than Westminster Abbey, where Friday's...
  • The majesty of marriage

    The majesty of marriage
    By the time you read this, millions of Americans will have risen this morning at an hour best suited for dairy farming to watch wall-to-wall coverage of the televised wedding of Britain's Kate Middleton and Prince William. The TV networks are certainly...
  • St. Pat's: It's easy being green

    St. Pat's: It's easy being green
    This Wearin' of the Green thing just gets more complicated all the time. You've got questions and — since St. Patrick is not around to answer them — allow me. Dear Answer Angel: My husband and I are invited to a St. Patrick's Day party and he...
  • Princess Diana Exhibit at Union Station Opens Friday

    Princess Diana Exhibit at Union Station Opens Friday
    The Princess Diana Exhibit at Union Station opens Friday, March 4. The exhibit highlights Princess Diana's life and role as young royalty. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 9:30 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9:...
  • Ring in the season

    Ring in the season
    With twinkling Christmas lights, jingling sleigh bells and chestnuts roasting on open fires — not to mention inescapable holiday jewelry commercials hawking diamond rings — it's no wonder December reigns as the most popular month to pop the...
  • Christmas in London? Jolly good

    Christmas in London? Jolly good
    For years, my husband and I had wanted to take our children to London before the magic of "Peter Pan" and "Mary Poppins" wore off, before the older two became too jaded for the Changing of the Guard and double-decker buses, before they would rather hang...
  • London readies for its global close-up

    If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the...
  • New year, new trends

    New year, new trends
    Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...
  • 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...
  • Familial DNA

    Familial DNA
    Three teenaged girls in Dale City faced a real life horror Halloween night last year. At a shopping plaza, a gunman forced the girls down a nearby hill to a ravine. "He had them lay face down away from him", said Detective Steve Piaskowski with the Prince...