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  • Markings tell the most important story when dating pottery

    What can you tell us about this platter? The family story is that it was found hidden in the wall of a Baltimore hotel that was under demolition, and that it was put there to save it during the Civil War. My grandfather got it between 1920-1935. A: I...
  • 'X Men' star Jennifer Lawrence didn't mean to trip at two Oscars

    'X Men' star Jennifer Lawrence didn't mean to trip at two Oscars
    Jennifer Lawrence is on the June cover of Marie Claire, and inside she says her multi-year Oscar tripping incidents weren't planned. "Trust me if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Queen and Country'

    John Boorman has gone back to the wellspring of personal experience that so richly informed his 1987 "Hope and Glory" for "Queen and Country," and the result is a modest but pleasing return to form for 81-year-old British director, here making his first...
  • Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70

    Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70
    Colin Pillinger, a colorful British space scientist who sported thick mutton-chop whiskers and became a symbol of national pluck in masterminding a failed search for life on Mars, died Thursday in a Cambridge hospital. He was 70. Pillinger collapsed...
  • Netflix in Talks for Epic British Royal Series 'The Crown' From Sony Pictures Television

    Netflix and Sony Pictures Television are in negotiations for what could be the streamer's next big original series: "The Crown," a drama following the life of Queen Elizabeth II, sources have confirmed. The 20-plus-hour series will have a projected...
  • Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities

    Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities
    Queen Elizabeth II had a new black-and-white portrait unveiled -- she's smiling! -- in honor of her 88th birthday on Monday. Not to outdo her royal highness, but anyone will be able to have their portrait on the front page of the London Times at the...
  • Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism

    Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism
    For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life. "I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004...
  • '12 Years' is a hit with these Brits

    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....
  • Peeping behind the front door of the homes of London's famous residents

    Peeping behind the front door of the homes of London's famous residents
    He craved more, more and even more stuff. "I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters. Was...
  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...