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  • 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...
  • Fewer Americans Smoke?

    Fewer Americans Smoke?
    Researchers find possible drug target for PTSD (Source: Reuters) People with post-traumatic stress disorder appear to have lower levels of a specific kind of brain chemical known as serotonin 1B, and targeting this with drugs could lead to the first...
  • Preakness hats get the royal treatment

    Preakness hats get the royal treatment
    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...
  • 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...
  • The London bureau: A queen and a correspondent

    The London bureau: A queen and a correspondent
    It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent. Before she turned up, my newspaper career had consisted of listening to Baltimore policemen reminisce about great hangings and covering bush-league statesmen deploring the state of the world. I...