| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide.
The pardon’s announcement comes during...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Helen Mirren's big return to the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the new play "The Audience," by Peter Morgan, now will be a global event. Fans around the world will be able to experience the London stage production when it is broadcast to cinemas this...
| Nov 20, 2012
The balloons, posters and confetti had not yet been swept up, or crying towels laundered, when talk turned to 2016 candidates. Good heavens, could we not have a few months' respite?
But as we look forward, as eventually we must, shouldn't we talk...
| May 12, 2013
May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...
| Jul 13, 2011
News Corp. has backed off of its plan to buy BSkyB, the powerful British satellite broadcasting company in which it holds a minority stake. The decision comes in the wake of a phone hacking scandal that has already led the......
| Aug 4, 2011
I had intended to resume "What Is It?" on today's blog. I harvested six baffling items this morning from the collection of Stu and Marie Lathrop of Allentown. But I'm unsure how long it will take to get them photographed.......
| Apr 25, 2012
Media baron Rupert Murdoch tells of his association with top British leaders during testimony before a judicial inquiry Wednesday. Critics say the Australian-born media mogul wields too much influence over British public life, an accusation he dismisses.....
| Jun 11, 2012
Gordon Brown denied Murdoch's allegations of "war" threats; Ex- premier lambasts Murdoch's Sun...
| Jan 28, 2009
FOR THE RECORD:
Letters: A Jan. 28 letter about "smart power" was published with a misspelled signature, Martin Laudal. The letter was written by Martin Maudal. —
Re “ Obama sets...
| Aug 21, 2009
Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa in 1945, came to study at Oxford in the mid-1960s and has lived in England ever since. Like his previous novels, "To Heaven by Water" showcases his uncanny ability to get the British scene just right, combining...