| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:04 PM
It was a Malawi holiday for Madonna.
The music icon spent her Thanksgiving in the African nation from which her adopted children David Banda and Mercy James hail. There she promoted her charity Raising Malawi and met with the Malawian President Peter...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who was in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"A WOMAN should be two things: classy and fabulous," said Coco Chanel.
I have loved Judi Dench since I discovered her on British TV and then met her through my elegant friend, George Trescher, who was a devout anglophile.
She is a delightful person, not...
| Dec 4, 2014
Several defense contractors in Hampton Roads have won additional work from the Defense Department in recent weeks. The following list of contract awards is based on Pentagon press releases from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1.
Ship repair: General Dynamics...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Devotees of early Romantic Italian opera must have thought they had died and gone to bel canto heaven last week, when two masterpieces of that genre, neither of them overly familiar, opened in downtown Chicago within three days of each other.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I HAVE behind me not only the splendid traditions and annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and Majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins, but all, by God'...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites.
Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.
"F--- off," read one...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:44 AM
British royalty mingled with Hollywood royalty at the Britannia Awards on Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton.
Taped messages from J.K. Rowling and Prince William were sent to the guests while Judi Dench, who has played Queen Elizabeth on the big and...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Few tapestries woven in Europe during the Renaissance surpass in sheer beauty, technical mastery and narrative charm one that Pieter Coecke van Aelst designed in 1548.
It depicts God accusing Adam and Eve of perfidy in the Garden of Eden. Like a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Lady Gaga has shelled out $23 million to bowl in Malibu.
Set on an ocean-view six acres, the gated Mediterranean-style villa she hooked was built in 2005 and features open-concept living and dining rooms, high ceilings with exposed beams, numerous...