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  • Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin

    Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin
    If it’s a nail-biting decision for mere mortal brides, then it’s one of monumental importance for Kate Middleton, the bride of the 21st century: What, oh what, will the fresh-faced, stylish Brit wear for her nuptials this April to the future...
  • Highlands magic

    Highlands magic
    Years ago, I met a dear man on a deserted roadside in the Scottish Highlands. I was scrambling to make a public television show, and as if placed there by heaven's Central Casting, this tender giant of a man was bag-piping to the birds, the passing clouds...
  • PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty

    Van Vlahakis Ecology-minded entrepreneur founded Earth Friendly Products Van Vlahakis, 79, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally safe cleaning products, including the best-selling ECOS laundry detergent, died...
  • Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia

    Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia
    When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But Wadewitz...
  • Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
  • Passings: Kate O'Mara

    Passings: Kate O'Mara
    Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her...
  • Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70

    Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70
    Colin Pillinger, a colorful British space scientist who sported thick mutton-chop whiskers and became a symbol of national pluck in masterminding a failed search for life on Mars, died Thursday in a Cambridge hospital. He was 70. Pillinger collapsed...
  • The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
  • Viktor Sukhodrev, translator for Soviet leaders, dies at 81

    Viktor Sukhodrev, the Soviet interpreter who for three decades brought the words of Kremlin leaders to the English-speaking world, died Friday in Moscow. He was 81. Ekho Moskvy radio first reported the death of Sukhodrev, citing his son. No cause was...
  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space. I went alone...
  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...