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  • Two for tea in Wilton Manors

    Two for tea in Wilton Manors
    ★★★ I've never been a fan of restaurants that specialize in serving hot tea to women who wear hats. I don't drink much tea, and scones are too often served with big helpings of pretense. But there's a big surprise in store for...
  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' an eccentric, witty look at pop music history

    "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce" by Bob Stanley (Norton, $29.95) The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce." Really? The whole story? Yeah,...
  • Odds slashed on Van Gaal leaving United

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup by slashing the odds on manager Louis van Gaal leaving the club. William Hill, who had been offering 66-1 against the Dutchman...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • Former UK PM Brown sets aside feud to try to keep Scotland in UK

    DUNDEE (Reuters) - Former British prime minister Gordon Brown will set aside a long-running feud on Wednesday to make his first public appearance with Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom. With three...
  • Business leaders say case for Scotland's independence has not been made

    (Reuters) - More than 100 business leaders spoke out against Scottish independence saying the business case for independence has not been made, the biggest intervention by the United Kingdom's business community in the referendum debate so far. Voters...
  • After a 35-year interlude, Kate Bush wows fans with comeback gig

    After a 35-year interlude, Kate Bush wows fans with comeback gig
    LONDON (Reuters) - Kate Bush mixed note-perfect renditions of her biggest hits with two visually stunning interpretations of her longer conceptual works on Tuesday to delight fans who had waited 35 years for the British singer and songwriter to return...
  • REVIEW: 'Ecstasy' at Cole Theatre ★★

     REVIEW: 'Ecstasy' at Cole Theatre ★★½
    As a first show for a new, Equity-affiliated theater in Chicago, Mike Leigh's "Ecstasy" is one tough assignment. We can deduce that the Cole Theatre ("'Victory of the People' is our rally cry") is up for a challenge. That bodes well for the future....
  • Money issues dominate final televised debate on Scottish independence

    Money issues dominate final televised debate on Scottish independence
    The campaigns for and against Scottish independence held a final televised debate Monday night in Glasgow that polls suggested was won by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond. It was a victory he sorely needed: His “Yes” campaign has...
  • Top UK anti-terrorism officer says Syria-related arrests soar

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top counter-terrorism police officer said on Tuesday arrests linked to fighting in Syria had risen dramatically this year and that significant progress was being made to trace a British man suspected of murdering American...