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  • The problems with 'Grace' and the delicious truth about the jet set era

    "The passenger jet was, and still is, one of the wonders of the world, a world whose other wonders the jet makes accessible." So writes William Stadiem. If the upcoming movie "Grace of Monaco" keeps getting super-bad publicity, it may well create an...
  • Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career

    Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career
    Prince Bandar bin Sultan's replacement last week as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has fueled speculation about a shift in the monarchy’s shaky relations with the United States and its position toward the Syrian conflict — not to mention...
  • Leno Insists He's Done with Latenight

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year "Tonight Show" run that draws to a close Thursday. Instead, he relies on numbers to tell the story. Leno's tenure...
  • This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail

    This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail
    In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television. Just 39 when he died in November 1953, Thomas also...
  • Patricia Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters, dies at 89

    Patricia Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters, dies at 89
    Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89. "She was our matriarch. She was an unusually strong and...
  • Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?

    Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?
    Prince William wants to destroy all the ivory artifacts in Buckingham Palace. Here at the other end of the ivory owner spectrum, I’m wondering what to do with my backup piano keys. Organized crime has turned ivory poaching from a worrisome trend...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Ripper Street,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Americans'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Ripper Street,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Americans'
    "Ripper Street": The BBC’s Victorian-era crime procedural set in London’s East End during the years following the grisly Jack the Ripper murders returns to BBC America on Saturday. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and...
  • Prince William's smashingly bad idea

    Prince William's smashingly bad idea
    You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits. Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling

    'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling
    Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing. "Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around. To be fair, this isn't quite a...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters

    'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters
    The most delightful moment in Sunday’s season finale of “Downton Abbey” comes at the very end, as Carson and Mrs. Hughes, throw caution to the wind, grasp each other's hands and wade barefoot into the cold salty ocean water together....
  • A fairy-tale life for 'Lac' choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot

    A fairy-tale life for 'Lac' choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot
    Think "story ballet," and the tutu and tiara-clad princesses that come to mind are usually onstage — not behind the scenes. But French-born choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot found a real-life noblewoman in Caroline, the Princess of Hanover,...