| Jun 12, 2011
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
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...
| Feb 5, 2012
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...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
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...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 9:58 AM
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,”...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Lollapalooza: More than 130 bands and artists on eight stages play 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Grant Park; all three days sold out.
Kid Cudi (9 p.m., Perry’s): Psychedelic soundscapes, introspective funk,...
| Aug 6, 2011
An international business tycoon is in seriously hot water. He's accused of unspeakable crimes. He's about to lose everything — his business, his family, his reputation, even his freedom.
So far, it sounds like the Rupert Murdoch affair on...
| Aug 25, 2011
Twenty years ago this summer, American cities staged noisy, flag-waving parades to celebrate the U.S. victory in a war we've almost forgotten: the Persian Gulf War against Iraq. The president at the time, George H.W. Bush, saw his poll ratings soar in the...