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A self-possessed individual graced with the good looks of a matinee idol -- large, bluish-gray eyes, a firm jaw line and fistfuls of brown, wavy hair -- actor Hugh Dancy seemed, at first glance, completely wrong for the lead in Fox Searchlight's...
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Alain de Botton Pantheon: 328 pp. $26 Alain de Botton knows something about work. He's written books on travel, on architecture, on philosophy, on love, on literature -- nine altogether, at a clip of one every 22...
"This is a country of tall people," Dinh Luong frequently reminds his daughters, Van and Linny, the protagonists of Bich Minh Nguyen's first novel, "Short Girls," which follows her acclaimed memoir, "Stealing Buddha's Dinner." For the Luong family, height...
Though Ireland's famed "Celtic Tiger" economy is more of a sickly kitten for now, the country is still vibrant as can be for travelers. And Dublin offers the best (and many would say only) urban thrills in the Republic of Ireland. Here are a few of my...
All The RageThe first couple days of London Fashion Week have been a swirl of parties to celebrate the event's 25th year, beginning with cocktails hosted by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, at 10 Downing Street on Friday night.......
Culture MonsterWere William Shakespeare one of today’s bloviating Beltway pundits, would he rather appear on conservative Obama-bashing Fox News or liberal Obama-smooching MSNBC? Inquiring academic minds have long tried to decipher the politics of a writer who had a...
The Swampby Mark Silva John Edwards, the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2004 whose bid for the 2008 presidential nomination was cut short by an admitted sexual affair with a campaign videographer, finally allowed today that he is the father......
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Tribune NewspapersEDINBURGH, Scotland -- Standing in the rain atop Calton Hill, I could see the icy blue Firth of Forth estuary. When the wind tried to grab my coat, I spun around and found the tapestry of Edinburgh at my feet. The city is built up solidly now, all the...
Tags: Crimes, England, Scotland, Crime, Law and Justice, Defense
THERE is no question that Helen Mirren won last year's acting Oscar (and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild and British academy awards, ad infinitum) on the strength of her immense talent. But if one were to track her appearances that fall and winter of...
Today is World Toilet Day. You might chuckle or blush, but it's worth taking a moment to acknowledge what the humble loo has done for us. Though the word "toilet" is often considered declasse and even rude to utter aloud, much of modern life would not...
Zap2It.comHistory tells us that, later in his life, England's King Henry VIII became extremely fond of extremely large codpieces -- decorative covers for a man's, er, vital area -- such as the one he's wearing in the portrait of him by Hans Holbein the Younger....
Zap2It.comCate Blanchett may play the childless Queen Elizabeth I on the big screen, but in real life she's going to be a mother for the third time. The Australian actress confirmed at the Sydney premiere of "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" that she was pregnant with...
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