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  • Different continent, same candidate: Romney can put his foot in his mouth abroad just as well as at home

    Different continent, same candidate: Romney can put his foot in his mouth abroad just as well as at home
    For years, presidents and presidential hopefuls have gone abroad to cast themselves as knowledgeable on world affairs, counting on friendly receptions wherever they go as a respite from the slings and arrows they routinely encounter in campaigning at...
  • No evidence that sex spoils sport

    No evidence that sex spoils sport
    LONDON (Reuters) - The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the merits of in-competition coitus and whether abstinence enhances performance. For years coaches and athletes...
  • Amidst the ruins

    Yesterday the city fell. The siege had been going on for months. Three weeks ago the enemy breached the walls. A lone voice here and there, an occasional street preacher, tried to warn the people, but to no avail. Prophets may be honored but not in...
  • Romney's foreign folly

    The big question about Mitt Romnney's trip to England, Israel and Poland in the midst of his presidential campaign seems to be, or should be: Why? In his bid to oust President Obama in November, Romney apparently agrees with the conventional wisdom...
  • Aug. 7, 10:30 p.m.: Ahhh ... Olympic Harmony

    The last two days have been filled with great experiences. We took a trip to Abbey Road and walked the crosswalk of the Beatles, saw "Bolt" run the 200 m, talked with the U.S.A. super heavyweight boxer, Dominick Breazeale, on the train and watched the...
  • London Olympics close with more music and much praise

    London Olympics close with more music and much praise
    It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday. "We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
  • Check It Out: Books about London calling out to readers

    The games are over. The Olympic flame has been extinguished. The athletes have headed home. However, the accolades have just begun. Observers around the globe have hailed London 2012 a smashing success. NBC awarded itself a gold medal for its coverage....
  • Lit Life: New guide to bustling London falls short of the gold standard

    Lit Life: New guide to bustling London falls short of the gold standard
    No city is beloved by everyone, and George Bernard Shaw was among those who never fell under the fabled sway of his adopted hometown: "London, when you have once seen it, is inconceivable, and the more you have seen of it, the less you can believe in it,"...
  • For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher

    For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher
    You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down." Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Royal wedding: Westminster Abbey arrivals include Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Earl Spencer

     
    Arrivals for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey included Elton John and David Furnish, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, and Chelsy Davy....