| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
| Oct 20, 2010
Taliban insurgents say the bulk of the money it uses to fight off American and British forces in remote parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan come from the United Kingdom.
A report released Thursday by the British-based Sky News Channel revealed Taliban...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London.
But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:56 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. — It was a December night, around the mid-1800s from the look of it, in a cozy candlelit parlor. I was eavesdropping on a teatime conversation between James Douglas, Fort Vancouver's bow-tied chief trader, and Narcissa Whitman,...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:31 AM
With food costs playing a large role in vacation budgets, it pays to know where you can get great grub for less. Portugal for example, is currently the cheapest place to eat out in Europe, according to a recent price survey. Specifically, in the Algarve...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Brother Guy Consolmagno, a staff astronomer and the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, travels about 100,000 miles each year, splitting his time between Tucson, Ariz., and Rome. The planetary scientist also gives 40 to 50 talks annually...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:39 AM
SANTIAGO, Cuba — Norma Arias Puente has been learning the hospitality business for more than a decade from a perch overlooking this city's Parque Cespedes and the Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion with its statue of a trumpeting archangel....
| May 10, 2012
| 6:47 AM
HEXHAM, England — A bone-chilling rain swept over the moors on the October day we hiked to the top of the ruins of Hadrian's Wall, a few miles south of the Scottish border.
Gusts of wind, scouring the tumble-down ruins of the Second Century Roman...
| Dec 19, 2011
Bob Brookmeyer, a jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from cutting-edge performances with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to innovative big band compositions and highly regarded classes at the New England...
| May 27, 2011
Reporting from Mexico City -- She painted eerie rituals with cloaked figures in forests, dancing deer with trees growing from their backs, and breathing buildings that shot planets and stars.
Leonora Carrington, a leading figure of the Surrealist...
| May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62.
Gibb died Sunday after...