| Feb 11, 2012
TRAER, Iowa — It all began with a trip to the Brookfield Zoo. As she was getting ready to leave, Ruth Rasmussen eyed a salt and pepper shaker set, shaped like coffeepots, but with a bear and the zoo's name embossed on the front.
"I just picked it...
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just the...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 5:30 AM
A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor.
Photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:10 PM
In a world wracked by rebel uprisings, political downfalls, spiraling prices and sinking confidence, the pomp and pageantry of a British royal wedding may seem not only anachronistic but downright frivolous.
Don't tell that to American network and...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:11 PM
The massive audience that tuned into the 1981 nuptials of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer may have watched the events of that day through a haze of rosy optimism, but the events that followed -- a marriage that soured and ended in divorce, Diana's...
| Apr 27, 2011
The wait is nearly over for Royal wedding watchers with Prince William and Kate Middleton set to get married about 5am Chicago time Friday morning. It's been almost 15 years since Prince William's mother came to Chicago. But those we spoke with consider...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2011
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...
| May 8, 2011
Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...
| May 12, 2011
For sale: custom vintage auto with Hollywood pedigree. Three-liter V-6 engine, polished aluminum hood, serpent horn, wings. Has history of issues with exhaust system.
Sure, you could drop $2.6 million on a Bugatti Veyron to cruise the Sunset Strip, but...
| May 24, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch.
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...