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  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders
    Comic confection "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is the surprise front-runner for the British Academy Film Awards, while English acting darlings Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are competing in the best-actor category. Wes Anderson's "Hotel"...
  • Charli XCX marks the spot

    Charli XCX marks the spot
    Step one in a hit music career: Make songs that sound nice on the radio, as Charli XCX has done with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and her own "Boom Clap," from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Step two: Follow up with a fizzy album...
  • Winston Churchill's Missouri connection

     Winston Churchill's Missouri connection
    The pews will be packed as dignitaries — a knight and a lord included — and ordinary folks honor Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led Britain during World War II, on the 50th anniversary of his death. The Jan. 24 memorial service...
  • Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.

    Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.
    With the Thursday premiere of Danny Boyle's astringent though essentially true-hearted police satire "Babylon," SundanceTV expands its original-series repertoire into comedy. The move proves that the cable network is not afraid to serve British television...
  • Cadbury Creme Egg fans in U.K. shellshocked at recipe change

    Cadbury Creme Egg fans in U.K. shellshocked at recipe change
    Some fans are boiling over a Deerfield candy-maker's decision to tweak the recipe in the United Kingdom for its cherished Easter treat: the Cadbury Creme Egg. Mondelez International is changing the chocolate egg's shell from Cadbury's dairy milk...
  • Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70; key figure in British political scandal

    Mandy Rice-Davies, whose cheeky testimony enlivened a sex scandal trial that rocked Britain's government and aristocracy in the 1960s, died Thursday. She was 70. The cause was cancer, according to a statement from her London publicist, the Hackford...
  • France steps up security; officials suspect attackers had accomplices

    France steps up security; officials suspect attackers had accomplices
    Heavily armed soldiers patrolled a Jewish neighborhood and the base of the Eiffel Tower on Monday as France began the deployment of more than 10,000 troops on home soil and authorities said they believed that accomplices of the militants who launched twin...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored

    Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored
    Now that the U.S. Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture practices is out, the question remains whether its revelations do anything to fill the global vacuum of moral authority, which the U.S. created by reacting so violently to the 9/...
  • Elton John marries partner under new British law

    Elton John marries partner under new British law
    LONDON — British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year. John, one of Britain's most prominent musicians...
  • Norton Museum goes 'Green' for British landscapes

    Norton Museum goes 'Green' for British landscapes
    The Norton Museum of Art keeps calm and carries on through the holidays with this new collection of 60 works borrowed from the National Museum Wales. Pieces by Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and more chart the rapid expansion the...
  • Bruce Davidson's photos at Huntington show a Yankee's view of Britain

    Bruce Davidson's photos at Huntington show a Yankee's view of Britain
    In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson...