| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise.
At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has made a fortune marketing himself as a truth teller who reveals secrets that the rich and powerful want to keep from the public.
Hawking everything from financial advice to weight-loss solutions, the smooth-...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
MOSCOW — He was once Russia's richest man and, by some measures, President Vladimir Putin's most potent foe.
By Thursday, when Putin said he was likely to grant clemency to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, that was all long in the past. Both Khodorkovsky's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Among the surprising things about the movie chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey to freedom is that it began while he was still in prison.
Back in the late 1980s, South African movie producer Anant Singh started corresponding with the imprisoned...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
QUNU, South Africa — When South African President Jacob Zuma stood at the microphone before a sea of mourners, the first notes of his unexpected song for liberation hero Nelson Mandela were lonely and poignant.
But the magic of the answering...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Idris Elba will be a new father soon! The British actor is expecting a baby with makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth, according to US Weekly.
The 41-year-old actor has been getting serious with Garth as of late. He recently invited her on his arm...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The following are the remarks made by Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra at the MetroHartford Rising Star breakfast Tuesday.
Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I want to take this moment to wish you all a truly happy new...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj:
As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it.
We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:09 AM
They lived on different continents, were raised in different circumstances and never met.
But the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who died in 1968 at 39, and Nelson Mandela, who died last year at 95, were cut from the same cloth. It is a fabric woven...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, skyscrapers poke out of London's famous fog in an aerial photo by the Metropolitan Police. Pretoria, South Africa: Mourners line up to pay respects to Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in...