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  • Astronomer for the Vatican says U.K. a star

    Astronomer for the Vatican says U.K. a star
    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...
  • The 'England' up north

    The 'England' up north
    VICTORIA, British Columbia — The flags of the United Kingdom and British Columbia flapped in the breeze atop Government House, Britain's official outpost in this westernmost Canadian province, as the Honourable Steven Point sat down to write...
  • Defensive actions

    Defensive actions
    Walking into the Forteza Fitness club in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood is like strolling into a cultural time machine. On some days, the time machine takes us back to Victorian England, circa 1895, as instructors teach bartitsu, a mixed martial art...
  • "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" by Selina Hastings

    "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" by Selina Hastings
    "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography" By Selina Hastings Random House, Inc., 640 pages, $35 In 1953 Sir Gerald Kelly, the President of the Royal Academy, organized a dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to that august...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Singer rates Barbados his top vacation spot

    Singer rates Barbados his top vacation spot
    With more than 60 gold albums and 24 platinum records, Engelbert Humperdinck has a voice (and name) that is known to generations of fans. The 75-year-old musician's repertoire of No. 1 hits includes "Release Me," "There Goes My Everything" and "After...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    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...
  • Bob Brookmeyer dies at 81; jazz trombonist, composer

    Bob Brookmeyer dies at 81; jazz trombonist, composer
    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...
  • Andrew Garfield is 'getting on the fridge' as Biff, Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield is 'getting on the fridge' as Biff, Spider-Man
    NEW YORK — Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models. But his...
  • The Rev. John Stott dies at 90; influential Anglican evangelist

    The Rev. John Stott dies at 90; influential Anglican evangelist
    The Rev. John Stott did not fill stadiums with the faithful like his longtime friend, Billy Graham, or give the invocation at a presidential inauguration, as megachurch pastor Rick Warren did for Barack Obama. Yet he was a giant of the evangelical world...
  • Cornelia Funke's brave new world

    Cornelia Funke's brave new world
    Tucked in the back of a lush garden exploding with flowers, Cornelia Funke's study is a wonderland of books. Her desk is cluttered with tomes about fairy tales, which are stacked next to those about mining, alongside travel guides for Spain, France and...