| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- A bad-tempered dispute between London's Tricycle Theater and the U.K. Jewish Film Festival over Israeli government funding has prompted the event to pull its screenings from the venue, which has hosted the festival for the past eight years.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A hundred years ago, the men who joined the British army during World War I came by the millions -- from England, of course, but also from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa and other then-Commonwealth lands.
Now those who died --...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:01 AM
The popular, badly coiffed, gaffe-prone mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced Wednesday that he will seek a return to national politics next year, setting up a possible run for prime minister.
Rumors had been rife for months over whether Johnson,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Elaine Meigs visited St. Paul's Cathedral in London with Cal State Fullerton's choir when she was 16 and was amazed by the architecture of the 300-year-old church. She never imagined she would have the opportunity to visit it again.
So it came as a huge...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
LONDON - "Comedy, love, and a bit with a dog": that, pronounces Philip Henslowe, the Elizabethan theatrical impresario, is the recipe for success. Lee Hall's world premiere adaptation at the Noel Coward Theatre of the 1998 Oscar-winning film...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IN PHOTOGRAPHY there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality," -- Alfred Stieglitz
OUR GOOD Scots Presbyterian pal, who just happens to be the genius photographer Harry Benson, has had his darling wife, Gigi, send us some photos...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:37 AM
LONDON – The BBC Proms proclaims itself as the greatest classical music festival in the world and does so with the confidence of knowing it's got the artistic goods to back up its sweeping claim.
With nearly 90 events vying for attention in the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:30 AM
More than 18 million people will visit London this year, making it the top tourist destination in the world, according to a MasterCard travel report released Wednesday.
London beat out second-ranked Bangkok, the No. 1 tourism stop in 2013, likely...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"If you want to sleep through to breakfast, fasten your seat belt over your blanket now," said Liana, the flight attendant, refilling my water bottle. "If we experience turbulence over Greenland, you have to b...," she said, her voice fading away. But I...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...