| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A smartphone app designed to keep people on the go brought parts of Europe to a standstill as cabbies protested Wednesday against what they view as an unfair, unsafe threat to their livelihoods.
Uber, a California-pioneered app that allows users to hail...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Tower of London is history. The infamous Norman castle is nearly 1,000 years old. It is associated with such historical figures as William the Conqueror and Richard the Lionheart.
It has served as a royal palace, a fortress, a prison, a mint, a...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:38 AM
This year marks the passage of one century since of the start of the First World War. It is the year that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, which launched the Second World War. It is also the year that will mark a quarter of a...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:23 AM
On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive.
| May 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro.
The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea.
Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Jane Roscoe has been appointed as the director of the London Film School. She will take over from Ben Gibson in August.
Roscoe comes to the film school with more than 20 years' experience as an academic and broadcaster in Australia, New...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July," two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Has the Orlando Eye gotten a 25-foot haircut?
This week, developers of the massive observation wheel going up on International Drive rolled out an update on the project, complete with renderings and lots of fun facts. Chief among them: The wheel will be...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Henri Matisse spent his final decades largely confined to a wheelchair, having been weakened by cancer surgery at age 72. But the renowned French artist didn't allow his physical condition to slow his prodigious output. In fact, he embarked on one of...