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  • London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown 'Great Britain'

    Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...
  • Before you tweet your outrage about grammar ...

    First there was a brouhaha about the Oxford comma, prompted by a post at FiveThirtyEight in which I was quoted. (Click here for my post on the subject and its link to the original article.) Then screams of outrage on Twitter  followed an article by Roy...
  • Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case

    Former Cameron aide Andy Coulson to be retried in phone hacking case
    A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, will be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from...
  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
  • London and the superrich

    London and the superrich
    A remarkable fact of international life today is the emergence of London as one of the foremost capitals of the superrich. It ranks fourth in the world with 45 billionaires. (Moscow is first with 88, but it seems there’s nary a one of them who...
  • London's National Theater Pulls a Beyonce with Topical Surprise Show

    In the immediate wake of a recent ruling that cleared former NewsCorp exec Rebekah Brooks of all hacking charges during her tenure at News of the World, the National Theater in London has announced a new satire of the tabloid biz -- and that it opens...
  • Britain's phone-hacking trial ends with just one conviction

    A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes...
  • U.K. Police to Interview Rupert Murdoch as a 'Suspect': Report

    LONDON -- British police have told Rupert Murdoch they want to interview him as a "suspect" as part of their investigation into allegations of crime at his U.K. newspapers, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. His son, James Murdoch, may also...
  • You say Grenada, I say Granada: Maryland man sues British Airways over flight mix-up

    You say Grenada, I say Granada: Maryland man sues British Airways over flight mix-up
    A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies. In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain,...
  • British grocer/cafe Jolly Posh moves to posher digs

    British grocer/cafe Jolly Posh moves to posher digs
    Around this time last year I wrote about a Lakeview shop called Jolly Posh Foods, a place that made this Anglophile positively chuffed. It wasn’t so much the prepared foods, a work in progress limited by a small kitchen, but more for the imported...
  • Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted

    Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted
    Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
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