| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:45 AM
The Queen Mary will spend at least part of her 80th birthday with a royal relative. For the first time, the modern-day Queen Elizabeth will dock aside the historic Cunard ship-turned-hotel in Long Beach next Thursday.
"The Elizabeth will berth...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:14 PM
The Church of England took a historic leap toward modernity Monday by consecrating its first female bishop.
The Rev. Libby Lane was ordained the bishop of Stockport during a packed ceremony that ended centuries of male-only leadership.
More than 1,000...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are making marriage look good: The Oscar winner recently admitted that being married to the father of her six adopted and biological children feels "different" -- in a positive way.
The "Girl, Interrupted" Oscar winner opens...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78.
Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and "father of the modern computer" who played a critical wartime role in breaking the ciphers of Nazi Germany at Bletchley Park, was a bit of an eccentric genius. He chained his tea mug to a radiator to...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Rabbi Mark Winer, Ph.D. — an international interfaith scholar and leader who played a crucial role in the airlift of Ethiopian Jews from Ethiopia to Israel — will give a lecture titled "Let My People Go: Ethiopian Exodus" at 3 p.m. on Sunday,...