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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition

     Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition
    Welfare officers arrive at an ordinary British house — they seem to suspect ill-treatment of one of the occupants. They're emotionally overwhelmed by the task — we see one of them shaking and crying, almost unable to continue. They find the...
  • An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

    An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
    Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling...
  • Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'

     Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'
    Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...