| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
| Jan 3, 2014
NEWBURY, England — He is a farmer, she says, and she is a farmer's wife. They are active in their community. She writes a bit on the side, her writing room only recently having been wired for electricity.
On my recent visit to her home, she was...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- Mousetrap Films' distribution platform Film Festival Flix has picked up U.S. rights to Thomas Imbach's costume drama "Mary Queen of Scots," which stars Camille Rutherford. The deal was inked by Picture Tree Intl.
The movie, which world...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After nearly seven decades in the business, several Grammys and countless hit records in the 1960s such as "Downtown" and "I Know a Place," Petula Clark believes she's "beginning to get the hang" of singing.
"I tell you what, I get more enjoyment out of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"After 10 p.m. there were more stars than can be seen in the heavens, to quote the MGM lion!"
It seems I wrote this sentence, with this emphasis, about the famous Vanity Fair magazine annual Oscar party at Morton's back in the year 1995. Or at least this...
| Mar 7, 2014
In Edouard Duval-Carrié's aluminum painting "After Bierstadt: The Landing," Christopher Columbus and Marie Antoinette are canoeing on a twinkling bay in the Caribbean, about to row ashore on an island thick with low-drooping trees and exotic plants. A...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:09 PM
LONDON — Trying not to be penny-wise but pound-foolish, Britain announced Wednesday that it will ditch its venerable round 1-pound coin in favor of a new 12-sided model specially designed to foil counterfeiters.
The new piece, to enter circulation...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:43 AM
A new plastic currency that can withstand a spin in the washer will begin circulating in Britain in 2016, replacing paper bills with ones made of polymer, the Bank of England said Wednesday.
Britain’s central bank announced the switch the plastic...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:43 PM
STORRS — With two minutes, 40 seconds remaining in another UConn women's rout Tuesday night, Stefanie Dolson left the Gampel Pavilion floor for the final time. Geno Auriemma briefly threw one arm around her as Dolson went down the line to slap hands...