| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:13 AM
The second child of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate is due to be born in April, his office announced Monday. William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second-in-line to the throne, announced last month that Kate was expecting a second baby to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:46 AM
WASHINGTON — Officials in Virginia and Maryland are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the 2012 elections, when some voters experienced long delays at polling stations, according to a recent federal report.
About 12 percent of all voters in both...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:44 PM
In an age of rampant ballet revisionism, finding an unorthodox "Swan Lake" isn't difficult. In Denmark there's one that depicts the life of Tchaikovsky. Germany offers a version that focuses on Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria. And on Thursday, the Australian...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Not too many nonprofits can lay claim to awarding grants to both a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Tony Kushner) and the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (Stephen Hillenburg), but that’s the magic of the Princess Grace Foundation, created 32...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When both the Music Center and the Australian Ballet were young, the company appeared on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage as the supporting act for two of the era's most celebrated ballet stars: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
Nureyev had staged...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Absorbing even at its most impenetrable, "The Fatal Encounter" is a splendidly crafted, sumptuously photographed costume drama-actioner about the heroic and embattled reign of King Jeongju, the 22nd ruler of Korea's Joseon dynasty. A twisty 18th-century...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Well, his is the Prince of Wales.
Prince Charles will participate in a marathon reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' work in October to celebrate the centenary of his birth, the BBC reports.
During his life and some time after his death in 1953,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Prince William has saved the day, taking over some official duties for his pregnant wife, who was supposed to visit Malta this weekend in what would have been her first solo trip abroad.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who is in the first 12 weeks of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Mario Balotelli tweeted that he would welcome a peck on the cheek from Queen Elizabeth II as a reward if his Italy team kept alive England's chances to advance in the World Cup by downing Costa Rica.
Final score: Costa Rica 1, Italy 0. Does this mean...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Elton John lamented in song that "sorry seems to be the hardest word."
With all due respect to Sir Elton, he has it all wrong. "Sorry" doesn't seem to be very hard to say at all. In fact, it's often way too easy.
It's frequently observed that an...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IN PHOTOGRAPHY there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality," -- Alfred Stieglitz
OUR GOOD Scots Presbyterian pal, who just happens to be the genius photographer Harry Benson, has had his darling wife, Gigi, send us some photos...