| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS - Sunray Films, the new sales-production company of Alison Thompson, is teaming with James Schamus and Stefan Arndt's Berlin-based X Filme on a big-screen English-language adaptation of celebrated anti-Nazi novel "Alone in Berlin."
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:57 PM
"Rumpole, your nose is always buried in The Times at breakfast time," I heard Hilda’s scolding voice say on the car radio. And the usual bored, irritated response from her husband, Horace: “I’m reading the obituary of Cole Porter,”...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The Bristol Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" currently at the Broad Stage and the Théâtre de Bouffes du Nord production of "The Suit," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, both are connected to South Africa. Shakespeare'...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:15 PM
In a strange sense, "Belle," dressed up in the corsets and social conventions of Georgian England, proves a good canvas for its mannered conversation about race.
In an even stranger sense, the way the film examines and exposes the attitudes of London'...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work.
Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:14 PM
In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
It's enough to make a tear appear even on the usually stony face of Clio, muse of history, who you'd think would be used to having her works -- and their lessons -- ignored by now.
This time it's the lesson that David Low, the British cartoonist,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Through nearly 70 years of acclaim as a theater, film and television director — most particularly as a theater director — Peter Brook has been called a magician many times.
In 1962, the British critic Kenneth Tynan extolled him not for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Some South Carolina lawmakers weren't thrilled to learn that two public universities assigned books with gay and lesbian themes as reading for students.
So, in a state budget approved Wednesday by the South Carolina House of Representatives, ...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:29 AM
If you had seen the announcement of the Idler Academy's Bad Grammar Awards in Britain, you could have predicted what would turn up: the less/fewer distinction, it's/its, homonym confusions, errant apostrophes. The same trivial items that crop up regularly...