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  • British Open might be dry, dry again

    Much has changed in golf since they last played the British Open at Royal Liverpool here in 2006. Or has it? If you can harken back, that's the year where rainy, stormy, chilly western England wasn't rainy, stormy and chilly. It was none of the above....
  • Michael Jackson: Sir radio

    Michael Jackson: Sir radio
    You have only to hear the voice to recognize who owns those pipes: talk-show host Michael Jackson, the original issue, with more than half a century on the radio. During the BL era -- Before Limbaugh -- he reached millions of ears on several continents...
  • SunRail passes — where's Jacob Stuart?

    In the spring, during the big push to get SunRail through the Legislature, Jacob Stuart was one of the train's most visible cheerleaders. He kept an apartment in Tallahassee for the 60-day legislative session and attended nearly every hearing and vote on...
  • Doyle McManus: The West is still waiting for its Libya gamble to pay off

    Hope isn't a strategy. But it was a major part of NATO's decision to launch an air war against Libya's Moammar Kadafi almost three months ago. Back in March, when the bombing began, the leaders of France, Britain and the United States hoped Kadafi's...
  • Nick Lowe interview: Pop music for grown-ups

    Nick Lowe interview: Pop music for grown-ups
    As a singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Lowe was one of the key figures in the rise of the pub-rock, punk and new-wave scenes in the U.K. during the ‘70s. With a hard-edged blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and country, he led Brinsley...
  • Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, and all that

    Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, and all that
    The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen. The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more...
  • Study finds women are better at parking

    Study finds women are better at parking
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park. The group covertly studied 2,500...
  • Gift Theater tries, but 'Hell' is tough to fit in a storefront

    Gift Theater tries, but 'Hell' is tough to fit in a storefront
    With a cast of 21 actors crammed into the minuscule Gift Theatre, Sheldon Patinkin's production of Rodney Ackland's loquacious but fascinating play, "Absolute Hell," three hours and 15 minutes of mostly plot-free bohemian behavior in post-war London, is...
  • Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?

    Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?
    It's time for the travel two-step: First, deciding where in the world you'd like to go for your summer vacation. Second, finding the perfect travel guide to accompany you. I've been known to stand in a bookstore aisle for long agonizing stretches, reading...
  • Singer Amy Winehouse found dead at 27

    Singer Amy Winehouse found dead at 27
          Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday at her home in London, British newspapers are reporting.         The singer, 27, who defined the British neo-soul movement in 2006 with her Motown-influenced breakthrough album, “Back to Black,”...
  • Amy Winehouse, dead at 27: One acclaimed album, great promise left unfulfilled

    Amy Winehouse, dead at 27: One acclaimed album, great promise left unfulfilled
    Amy Winehouse, who was found dead Saturday at her home in London, left behind a small body of celebrated work and immeasurable unfulfilled promise. She was 27. Authorities were investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it...