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Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (2012)

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  • A murder mystery that just won't die

    A murder mystery that just won't die
    Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
  • Spot the error-3

    This from a tweet: "In London, Big Ben will be renamed Elizabeth Tower."           Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell in the clock tower at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster. The formal name of the tower is...
  • Live like a royal foodie

    Live like a royal foodie
    Sink your teeth into a rich chocolate truffle at a tiny shop in Piccadilly and you begin to understand why the royal coat of arms appears on each box. These chocolates are of such high quality that Queen Elizabeth II herself indulges in them, perhaps...
  • In 2012, big events will bring big crowds to Britain and Ireland

    From the summer Olympics to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, several major events will make the British Isles a popular destination in 2012. From July 27 to August 12, London will host the Olympic Games. Leading up to the games, visitors...
  • In my opinion: Queen Elizabeth's jubilee offers lesson for our times

    Imagine devoting six decades to something. Anything. In a world where speed rules, where job-hopping has become a necessity, where marriages are short-lived and our collective attention spans the breadth of a gnat's wings, sticking with something for...
  • Vivienne Westwood-designed book on queen's Jubilee to be feted

    Vivienne Westwood-designed book on queen's Jubilee to be feted
    The Vivienne Westwood boutique on Melrose is hosting an event to celebrate the launch of Taschen's limited-edition book, "Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition." The cover and case for the book -- a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II published in honor of her...
  • Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans

    Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans
    FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later? As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2013

    Great Britain will likely be taking a deep breath (and perhaps a sigh of relief) this year as it recovers from a busy summer, when it hosted both the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Despite the flurry of investment that swept Britain in...
  • Book a fitting holiday gift for your children

    Book a fitting holiday gift for your children
    Books for children and teens are not Snuggies. One size doesn't fit all. So when choosing books for young readers this holiday season, it helps to know their style. Maybe he likes roomy epic fantasy novels he can get lost in, whereas she prefers the...
  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • Concert review: Paul McCartney at Amway Center

    Concert review: Paul McCartney at Amway Center
    As the world’s go-to Beatles ambassador (sorry, Ringo), Paul McCartney has been busy lately. In 2012, the still-cute ex-Beatle was a reliable fixture at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, the Summer Olympics in London and the “...
  • The Week in Pictures | September 10 – 16, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....