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  • Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan

    Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan
    In Japan, history is still divided according to the reign of the emperors. This year, for instance, is Heisei 26 — the 26th year of the reign of Emperor Akihito, who will be posthumously renamed Heisei. Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist beloved...
  • How did the bells in our bellwethers ring?

    How well did Virginia's bellwethers signal the Senate race?Of the usual suspects -- Chesapeake,  Loudoun County, Prince William County and Staunton, only Prince William went with the winner -- splitting 50 percent to 48 percent for Sen. Mark Warner (the...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap, 'Dynamic Duo' performances

    It's "Dynamic Duo" night, and I've figured out everybody but Michael and Emma. There's going to be one couple in the first round that gets immunity. The other couples will dance off against one another to get extra points. The couples all enter,...
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

    Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London
    Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the...
  • Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr. Honored at Britannia Awards

    Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr. Honored at Britannia Awards
    British royalty mingled with Hollywood royalty at the Britannia Awards on Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton. Taped messages from J.K. Rowling and Prince William were sent to the guests while Judi Dench, who has played Queen Elizabeth on the big and...
  • 'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing

    'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing
    Royal children, despite their wealth, fame and often power, do not necessarily have it so good. Just remember the young princes locked in the tower, never to be seen again, by their uncle Richard III. But you'll find little angst in "Royal Childhood,"...
  • Oscar de la Renta dies at 82; fashion designer behind red-carpet icons

    Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday. He was 82. A spokesman for his wife, Annette de la...
  • 'Toni Twins' model dies at 84

    Twenty-five years ago, Alice Carmichael and her identical twin sat in a NBC television studio in New York waiting to appear on "The Today Show" as part of a segment paying tribute to the career of legendary public relations executive Daniel J. Edelman....
  • The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond

    The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond
    Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites. Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.  "F--- off," read one...
  • Stage Review: 'Swan Lake' returns to its source

    Stage Review: 'Swan Lake' returns to its source
    For those who might have recently seen the Australian Ballet’s version of “Swan Lake” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, the Los Angeles Ballet’s upcoming performance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale may come as a great relief....