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  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    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. That...
  • London tips from a Londoner: Have a Games plan

    London tips from a Londoner: Have a Games plan
    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...
  • 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...
  • Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know

    Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know
    The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
  • 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...
  • Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit

    Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit
    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...
  • Obama doesn't know what year it is

    Obama doesn't know what year it is
    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...
  • 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........
  • Royal wedding: William and Kate's music coming soon to a choir near you

     
    Copies of Kate's dress, flowers and the cake appeared in shop windows hours after the wedding and will be copied by brides all over the world. Although not as immediate, the wedding music too has a knock-on effect....
  • A ghost at the royal wedding

     
    I'm not a monarchist, but I am a liturgy buff. So when I watched a recap of the royal wedding, I was struck by the fact that, except for the omission of a promise by the bride to obey her......
  • Osama bin Laden dead: Celebrities take to Twitter

     
    With Osama bin Laden dead, celebrities responded to President Obama's news via Twitter. Paris Hilton, Kirstie Alley, Bill Maher, Lindsay Lohan and Alyssa Milano were among the many commenting on Osama bin Laden, now dead....