| Nov 29, 2011
Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84.
Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Saturday marked the end of the road to London for Katie Hoff, the former Towson-based swimmer who failed to match her dominating performance in the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials.
After failing to qualify in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle races earlier in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:18 AM
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic...
| Oct 16, 2010
— Helen Folasade Adu, a.k.a. pop soul chanteuse Sade, had been a complete vegetarian for nine years when she spotted some lambs on her farm in England.
"I hate to say this," she intones in the warm, husky voice beloved by her fans for the last 25...
| Jul 31, 2011
Reporting from Lewes, England —
It's summer on the Sussex Downs, 50 miles south of London. As the taxi makes its way from the village train station, ancient houses give way to rolling hills, sheep and, rarely for England, lots of trees. Down the...
| Sep 12, 2010
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
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...
| Oct 30, 2010
Julian Treslove is having an identity crisis. He's not sure where he stands on circumcision, on Israel and Palestine, on Holocaust memorials, on pretty much every aspect of Jewish culture in contemporary London. But the real problem with Julian's identity...
| Apr 1, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO CHIPPING CAMPDEN, ENGLAND
From LAX, British, Air New ZeaIand, United, American and Virgin Atlantic offer nonstop service to London, and American, United, KLM, Air Canada, Delta, US Airways, Air France and Lufthansa offer connecting...