| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Charles Dickens is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker and the chief mourner. Old Dickens is as dead as a door-nail.
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:20 AM
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the United States as part of their forthcoming North American tour, no doubt their host city of Los Angeles will provide plenty of pomp and circumstance.
Yet Marylanders could show Will and Kate a jolly good...
| Jul 8, 2012
LONDON — I'm a Londoner and I love London. And 2012 is London's year. But it's not an easy city — not to navigate, not to find affordable accommodations, not to stay dry. As we approach the Olympics, here are some tips that may help you. If...
| Dec 4, 2011
The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey.
I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| May 19, 2011
Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands.
With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...
| May 24, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch.
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what...
| Jun 4, 2011
Inside Westminster Abbey, eight 20-foot-tall live trees lined the center aisle during the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The trees transformed the space, doing what even the most elaborate floral arrangement could not — providing a...
| Dec 4, 2011
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 44 (the country code for England) and 20 (the city code for London).
WHERE TO STAY
The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, 7396-9000, http://www.thegoring.com. This...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Earlier this month, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens was celebrated in an event held at his burial site in London's Westminster Abbey.
In attendance were many writers, academics, and other enthusiasts of the man considered to be...