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  • Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar

    Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar
    He was tall, lean and handsome, with vivid blue eyes and a distinctive voice that film critic David Thomson once likened to "a rapier that has been used to stir the cream." Peter O'Toole, who donned flowing white robes and rode a camel to movie...
  • Seniors on the Go: Retire overseas?

    Seniors on the Go: Retire overseas?
    "Retire in Pago Pago where you can buy a beachfront villa for less than $100,000 and live on Social Security income." You've undoubtedly seen such a pitch somewhere. And whether you're already approaching retirement age or just starting to plan for...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • 'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera

    'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera
    When Lyric Opera unveils its new production of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") on Saturday night, it will mark the company debut of Rob Ashford, yet another of this season's imports from the legitimate theater, Broadway and...
  • Bucking the trend on a Heathrow layover

    Bucking the trend on a Heathrow layover
    Many travelers have spent long layovers in London's wonderful museums, theaters and parks. Maybe too often. Last time, however, we rented a car rather than take the Tube into the city. We went the other way in search of real English countryside....
  • Ars Viva Symphony treats audience to an English musical rarity

    Ars Viva Symphony treats audience to an English musical rarity
    Concertgoers look to the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra to bring them unusual repertory, also thoughtful combinations of familiar and unfamiliar music, they cannot find in downtown Chicago. Music director Alan Heatherington has some of the area's finest...
  • Learning the ropes — somewhat reluctantly — in Chatham, England

    Learning the ropes — somewhat reluctantly — in Chatham, England
    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...
  • Steve Coogan takes a chance

    Steve Coogan takes a chance
    Steve Coogan laughs as he reads the Frank Sinatra quotation etched into the restaurant wall: "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good at they're going to feel all day." "I was talking to someone,...
  • Letters: Readers share impressions of Myanmar

    We enjoyed the article on Myanmar ("End of an Era?" by Amanda Jones, Dec. 15), and we were glad to see that the traveling was slightly off the beaten path. We recently spent two weeks there and recommend seeing this newly opened culture. I beg to differ...
  • Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics

    Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics
    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...
  • 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...