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  • Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida

    Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida
    Thanksgiving, the homegrown American celebration of gratitude inspired by a 1621 harvest feast in Plymouth Colony, marks a rare nod on the calendar to U.S. colonial history. It's a great time to remember this nugget of historical knowledge: the number...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • ''71' delivers 100% tension amid 'the Troubles' in Ireland

     ''71' delivers 100% tension amid 'the Troubles' in Ireland
    An incendiary film that takes off like a house afire, "'71" is a tense thriller from Britain that so adroitly joins physical intensity, emotional authenticity and political acuity that you may find yourself forgetting to take a breath. Nominated for...
  • Salman Rushdie, freedom writer

    Salman Rushdie, freedom writer
    In the 1990s, he was the world-famous novelist few people officially laid eyes on. Of Salman Rushdie's dozen-plus novels, it was "The Satanic Verses" (1988) that raised a hue and cry and sent him undercover: Its supposedly sacrilegious portrayal of the...
  • The forgotten prophetess

    The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon. The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Brit David Bibbey Is Here To Show You 'All Things Connecticut'

     Brit David Bibbey Is Here To Show You 'All Things Connecticut'
    He's British but opted to move "across the pond." And now businessman, entertainer and producer David Bibbey thinks Connecticut is just the best. And he's sharing that enthusiasm as the host of a new season of the Connecticut Public Television show "All...
  • Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

    Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
    Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...
  • Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.

    Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.
    With the Thursday premiere of Danny Boyle's astringent though essentially true-hearted police satire "Babylon," SundanceTV expands its original-series repertoire into comedy. The move proves that the cable network is not afraid to serve British television...
  • How to do it: Follow American example

    The rage for secession continues to sputter -- from Scotland to Catalonia -- and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified. It was a damned close-run thing, as Wellington said of...