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  • Trees in containers can liven up a patio, so long as you know the basics

    Trees in containers can liven up a patio, so long as you know the basics
    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...
  • Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey

    Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey
    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...
  • Info on visiting London

    TELEPHONES 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...
  • Check It Out: Celebrating 200 years of Dickens

    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...
  • Intersections: Unearthing the grave history of Hollywood

    A calm, cold breeze runs throughout the marble-encased, maze-like corridors of Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum, where the who's who of Hollywood have come to permanently rest. But that changes once you reach its deepest and oldest cobweb-covered crevice...
  • Maryland's most royal sites

    Maryland's most royal sites
    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...
  • St. Paul's Cathedral dean quits in Occupy London standoff

    St. Paul's Cathedral dean quits in Occupy London standoff
    A senior clergyman resigned Monday over St. Paul's Cathedral's handling of anticapitalist protesters camped outside the church, the second cleric lost to an increasingly tense standoff involving God, mammon and their earthly representatives. Graeme...
  • July 31, 1:32 a.m.: We're On The Scene And Ready For Some Badminton

    My family has been in London for a day or so now; the beautiful sightseeing spots like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace have been filling our cameras. The highlight so far was the London Eye, an enormous ferris wheel in the middle of...
  • Aug. 3, 11:01 p.m.: Still Finding Time To See The Sights

    London Sightseeing Day. We began our day at Westminster Abbey, then went to the London Eye, took a river boat cruise to Greenwich, straddled the Prime Meridian and viewed the exhibits at the British Library. Finished the day at Hyde park cheering on...
  • American originals

    Some of you have been generous enough to inform me, here or on Facebook or at Twitter, that you do not share my esteem for the writings of Gore Vidal. You perhaps do not care for his politics or his prose style or his morality or his person. Perhaps his...
  • Royal wedding: Don't mock us because we're obsessed

     
    If you saw the April 20 episode of "The Middle," you saw the show's frugal and sensible matriarch, played by Patricia Heaton, go bananas for the royal wedding. Never mind her normal money-saving schemes, which have disrupted several family situations........