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  • Berlin: Tom Hiddleston to Star in Ben Wheatley's J.G. Ballard Adaptation 'High-Rise'

    BERLIN -- Tom Hiddleston, best known for "The Avengers" and "Thor: The Dark World," has been attached to play the lead in Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise," which HanWay Films is selling at the European Film Market in Berlin. The film, which is an adaptation of...
  • Ralph R. Baney, sculptor

    Ralph R. Baney, sculptor
    Ralph R. Baney, a sculptor and ceramic artist who taught at Dundalk Community College, died of an aortic aneurysm Jan. 21 at his Ellicott City home. He was 84. Born in Trinidad, he was the son of Baney Seecharan and Bhagia Seecharan. After study at...
  • A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia

    A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia
    SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. And yet...
  • 800,000-year-old footprints found in England -- then they washed away

    A team of British scientists have found what they believe to be the oldest human footprints in Europe, dating back at least 800,000 years.  Analysis of the prints revealed they were likely made by five early humans including men, women and children...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets

    Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...
  • Jance hits mark with twin plots

    Jance hits mark with twin plots
    'Moving Target' By J.A. Jance. Touchstone, 320 pages, $25.99 J.A. Jance skillfully avoids the predictable by expertly explores separate storylines about two strangers — a jailed teen-age computer hacker and an elderly British man trying to...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle' have more in common than Oscar hopes

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle' have more in common than Oscar hopes
    It isn't like last year, when it was down to "Argo" and "Lincoln," and it was already looking like "Argo." This year's Academy Awards ceremony, to be March 2, feels to me like a tricky three-way scenario among "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years...
  • Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford

    Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford
    Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012. "It was...
  • London Theater Review: 'Versailles'

    "Old-fashioned" is most often a derogatory term, but it can also mean traditionally well-crafted. That's definitely the case with "Versailles," Peter Gill's highly articulate, leisurely yet absorbing new play about the English, class and politics. Set...
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...