| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Can you get what you want for Valentine's Day, no matter how personal, eccentric or whimsical? If you want to wear a new pair of crystal earrings on Feb. 14, or eat handmade chocolates or have a dozen red roses suffuse their seductive scent throughout...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Marcel Theroux takes identity theft to a new level in "Strange Bodies," a literary science fiction novel as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and disturbing. The author of four previous novels, Theroux was a finalist for both the National Book Award...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:44 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate.
The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
GRAMMARNOIR 6: GRAMMAR NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY
Part 1: Trouble wears cheaters
On one of those gray afternoons when the coffee’s worn off and you begin to wonder why you ever got into the paragraph game, he tapped gently at the office door....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Ben Kingsley is back as the Mandarin — or more precisely, actor Trevor Slattery — in Marvel's new one-shot, “All […]...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
BERLIN -- Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are set to star in rising British helmer Andrew Haigh's "45 Years," which is being repped in international markets by The Match Factory. Haigh is the director and exec producer of the well-received HBO show...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Congratulations to the five Americans who appear on the first shortlist of the British Folio Prize. The shortlist, announced Monday, is eight authors long. In addition to the Americans, one Canadian and two British-born authors are on the list.
| Feb 5, 2014
It was the early 1960s in England and like most teenagers in the United Kingdom Albert Lee was drawn to American music.
While his peers in bands like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles listened to blues and rock 'n' roll, Lee was interested in music...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2014
— The giant-screen TV in the small park near the train station wasn't there the night of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics because, a functionary in the Ministry of Culture told me, "there have been changes."
But then a group of about...