| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Disrobing for the cameras may not be easy at first, but after a while it can acquire a certain workaday familiarity. "Now I don't even get nervous about it," Lizzy Caplan said after a day of shooting on the Sony lot in Culver City.
Such anxiety could be...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:00 PM
National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON — So what if the British burned the U.S. Capitol? That was way back during the War of 1812. A bust of Winston Churchill is headed there, 50 years after the legendary British statesman was granted honorary U.S. citizenship.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women held captive for about 10 years in a house in Cleveland, are working on a book. And they've got some heavy-hitters to help them.
The book, about their years of imprisonment and daring escape, will be...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:58 PM
After visiting Prague in late 1938, a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton had an "intuition" about the fate of Jews in Czechoslovakia now that the country had come under Nazi occupation. So he began his own Kindertransport organization to...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Piper Prescindia McIntosh will perform in La Cañada Flintridge next month.
The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge is hosting the Aug. 2 event at the the Lutheran Church in the Foothills. McIntosh has played for former British Prime Minister Tony...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For Showtime, landing Michael Sheen as the lead in "Masters of Sex," the drama about William Masters and Virginia Johnson and their groundbreaking midcentury research into human sexuality, meant agreeing to film the series in Los Angeles, where Sheen...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Under skies dotted with scattered clouds and a blimp, Israeli and international leaders attended the state memorial ceremony held Monday for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died Saturday.
Draped in an Israeli flag and...