| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Composer, teacher and art collector
Henri Lazarof, 81, a prolific composer and teacher who may have been best known for the modern art collection he and his wife amassed, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Alzheimer'...
| Nov 18, 2013
When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous.
"I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:52 PM
British singer-actor and skier
Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs has always had a love for comic books, and creating his own has been a dream come true for the 31-year-old football player. "Seraph" -- created by Briggs and co-written with Phil Hester -- is one of eight titles in...
| Dec 12, 2013
Taking photos of ourselves is the signature act of our times. We know this not because the president snapped one with world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, but because "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year....
| Nov 28, 2013
According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, actress-singer Katie Barberi fondly recalls a childhood where her family moved to dozens of cities in both countries to accommodate her parents' careers. "I loved it," says Barberi, 40. "I'm sure my love...
| Jan 4, 2014
CHATHAM, England — Rope making? Eye rolling. But I was so wrong.
I didn't come to Chatham, about 30 miles southeast of London, to find out how to make rope. I came in search of Trixie, Jenny and Chummy — or at least the hangouts of these...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed.
In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
| Oct 6, 2013
Every love story should have a Jimmy Stewart moment. Tony and Doris Provenzano have theirs, and we'll get to it in a minute.
They'll celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary in December. It's a marriage that overcame D-Day, not to mention hardship and...