| Jan 24, 2011
Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
| Dec 8, 2011
As a singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Lowe was one of the key figures in the rise of the pub-rock, punk and new-wave scenes in the U.K. during the ‘70s. With a hard-edged blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and country, he led Brinsley...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 1:28 PM
The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2010
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
| Aug 3, 2011
"Cyclist's Britain in a Box"
Main contributors: Arnold Robinson, Chris Hutt
Interlink Books, $19.95
This is an ingenious idea: A collection of reusable plastic cards that cyclists can use as they wish. As the authors indicate, the cards are more...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The most stunning moment on the latest Kills’ album, “Blood Pressures” (Domino), is the one that’s perhaps most out of character. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have long been celebrated for their scuzzy take on electro-blues...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 8:47 AM
A new indoor dark ride debuting in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers theme park promises to be a psychologically terrifying and physically thrilling experience set in the secret underground catacomb of an alien creature.
Dubbed Nemesis: Sub-Terra, the new...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Dreamland Margate in England plans to reopen in 2013 as the world’s first amusement park dedicated to last-of-a-kind historic thrill rides, including one of the world's oldest roller coasters.
Located about 75 miles east of London, the waterfront...
| May 24, 2011
| 1:50 PM
President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II toasted the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, a bond strengthened at times of peril for each of the transatlantic allies.
In remarks at the start of a gala state...
| May 11, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Micky Dolenz, who rocketed to fame in the short-lived TV show "The Monkees" in the 1960s, will pay tribute to his late co-star and bandmate Davy Jones during concerts at Epcot next weekend.
Jones was scheduled to sing in the theme park's Flower Power...