| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:45 AM
When the Queen Mary in Long Beach opens its new Ship Model Gallery on Thursday, look for a miniature Winston Churchill.
The tiny former British prime minister appears with a top hat strolling on the deck of a 20-foot-long shipbuilder's model of the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:00 PM
The movies just love, love, love history. But history does not love the movies back. Not even one little bit.
Movies based on or re-creating the past have been a cinematic staple since the earliest days of silent film, with stage great Sarah Bernhardt,...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:01 AM
Buckingham Palace on Sunday stepped up efforts to defend Prince Andrew after the British royal was embroiled in claims of sexual impropriety with an underage woman.
In a second statement since the claims surfaced, officials "emphatically denied"...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Happy birthday, Cunard! The British luxury cruise line turns 175 this year and plans to unite its three-ship fleet for special events in Liverpool and Southampton this summer.
The company kicked off celebrations Saturday with fireworks and marching...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Britain’s Prince Andrew took the unprecedented step Thursday of publicly denying allegations that he had sex with an American woman when she was a teenager.
Looking slightly nervous but saying he wanted to “go on the record,” the...
| 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'...
| Jan 9, 2015
Jokes fly at a machine gun rate on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:12 AM
In French, the phrase "force majeure" literally means "a greater force." The title of Eddie Izzard's latest and grandest comedy tour is thus well chosen. Few people can impersonate an angry turtle like Eddie Izzard.
To lawyers, "force majeure" can...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Cecilia Bartoli has been absent from U.S. stages for more than five years, but as the famously vivacious Italian mezzo-soprano tells it, it's not because she didn't want to cross the Atlantic.
In 2012, she accepted a leadership role at the Salzburg...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:30 PM
It's that time of year when the Man/Woman/Representative Figure of the Year is unveiled. Their pictures show up on magazine covers, the front pages of opinion sections and business quarterlies and whatever other publications choose to make a big to-do...
| Dec 29, 2014
CLERMONT — Madison Bumgarner got Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award. With all due respect to him, Russell Wilson, Rory McIlroy and other stars, I'll take Sid Beckwith.
He plays golf six days a week and has a girlfriend. Those factors...