| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Follow the local kids.
That's a good plan when you are exploring a new city with your gang. That's what we did recently at the newly expanded Imperial War Museum in London, which was teeming with enthusiastic British families.
"It is genuinely...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:48 AM
In 1215, Saher de Quincy, the Earl of Manchester, and 24 other barons forced King John of England to sign the Magna Carta, which limited the king's powers and protected their interests. Since the 1900s, statues of Quincy and other barons have stood in the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Spain's richest and most-titled aristocrat, the flamboyant Duchess of Alba, who was once a childhood playmate of Britain's queen and went on to become one of Europe's most eccentric fashionistas, died Thursday at her home in Seville. She was 88.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Britain's Prince Harry revealed one of his biggest fears on Monday - public speaking - as he coaxed other celebrities to speak out about their secret anxieties as part of an online campaign to reduce stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
By revealing their...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:29 PM
If there had to be just one indication of the very public nature of the Bishop of London's job, perhaps it would be a note received by the Right Reverend and Right Honorable Richard Chartres in the spring of 2011.
It was just a few days after he had...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 11:21 PM
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....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
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,"...