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  • Jason Isaacs goes from reading words to speaking lines in 'Case Histories'

    Long before Jason Isaacs became involved with PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery: Case Histories" -- the concluding two-hour episode of which premieres Sunday, Oct. 30 (check local listings) -- he was intimately involved with the Kate Atkinson novels on which it's...
  • Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies

    Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies
    The only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing will be laid to rest. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died Sunday, nearly three years after his release from a Scottish prison. His celebratory homecoming in Libya sparked outrage from the international...
  • Bookmark: A couple of seriously good reads

    Some marvelous novels vigorously refute the idea that so-called "literary fiction," the serious stuff, must be a tedious chore to read, like a bad-tasting medicine whose healing properties are somehow confirmed by the fact that you want to spit it out,...
  • Scotland to vote on separating from UK

    Scotland to vote on separating from UK
    One of the longest marriages in the United Kingdom may be headed to splitsville. Scotland who joined with England in 1707 to form the United Kingdom wants to become a sovereign state again. First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has accused the U.K....
  • George Saunders Leslie

    George Saunders Leslie, 92, passed away on Thursday, December 15th in Thousand Oaks, CA, following a long illness.  George is survived by his daughter, Pat Thomas, of Austin, TX, Ian Leslie, of Thousand Oaks, CA, his grandchildren Marc Leslie, Paul...
  • Gang: A loaded word

    Gang: A loaded word
    We can almost see the headline now: "Obama sides with gang." Which may, ultimately, prove true. It's anybody's guess which (if any) deficit-reduction plan will make its way to the president, but the Gang of Six is making the rounds ("Hannity," NPR,...
  • A George Orwell tour, with stops in Scotland, England, India and more

    Twenty-five years beyond "1984," we're still living in George Orwell's world. Or at least the queen of England is. In March, Queen Elizabeth surprised a few people by giving the visiting president of Mexico a copy of George Orwell's dystopian classic...
  • Brendan Mullen dies at 60; founder of influential Masque punk rock club

    Brendan Mullen dies at 60; founder of influential Masque punk rock club
    Brendan Mullen, founder of the Masque punk rock club in Hollywood that helped launch the vibrantly anarchic music scene on the West Coast in the late 1970s, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke over the weekend. He was 60. --------------------...
  • Primer: The case of the Lockerbie terrorist bomber

    Primer: The case of the Lockerbie terrorist bomber
    The release from prison Thursday of Abdel Basset Ali Megrahi, described as terminally ill with prostate cancer, was the latest development in the case of the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which was seared into American and British...
  • Scottish nationalists aren't all separatists

    THE FIRST-PLACE FINISH of a pro-independence party in elections for the Scottish Parliament doesn't mean that the northernmost nation of the United Kingdom is about to break away, any more than the triumph of French separatists in Quebec's elections 31...
  • La. Warden's Scotland Speech Canceled

    La. Warden's Scotland Speech Canceled
    A speech that the warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary planned to give in Scotland was canceled after protests from reform groups who say inmates at the prison are mistreated.Burl Cain was to have made the speech Monday to a business group in...