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  • The what-might-have-been genre

    Mysteries and thrillers hinge on basic questions: whodunit, whydunit and the dreaded had-I-but-known. Then there's what-might-have-been, which is the domain of thrillers that recount alternate histories. Instead of fashioning chaos out of order in a world...
  • Reports to rate Iran nuclear compliance

    Reports to rate Iran nuclear compliance
    The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog is expected to report this week that Iran has mostly cooperated with an investigation of its nuclear program's murky past, but that key questions remain unanswered, diplomats say. The European Union's nuclear negotiator,...
  • After Sudan ordeal, Briton is home

    British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons plans to get back to the classroom once she finishes celebrating her release from a Sudanese jail. "I'll be looking for a job," she said Tuesday morning during a news conference after her arrival at London's Heathrow...
  • Prayer rugs, Persian cats and the L.A. Times

    The L.A. Times is expressing relief today that Iran's nuclear weapons program appears to be on the back burner, the mood wasn't always so sanguine. From the British invasion during World War II to the overthrow of the democratically elected Mohammad...
  • Sir Nigel Sheinwald speaks

    British Ambassador Designate to the United States Sir Nigel Sheinwald stopped in to talk with the editorial board. Some highlights: Iraq: Long and complicated drawdown Jim Newton: What, uh, what is your assessment of the British experience in its...
  • Filmmaker gets flak from all angles

    Chris Weitz is a moviemaker on the spot. He has just directed a multimillion dollar movie fantasy, The Golden Compass, which opens around the world today. And nobody seems willing to let him enjoy it. William Donohue of The Catholic League —...
  • Signs hint 'Compass' may miss blockbuster territory

    Signs hint 'Compass' may miss blockbuster territory
    No one in Hollywood quite knows where "The Golden Compass" is pointing, though it appears to be south of blockbuster status. New Line Cinema hopes its action-adventure fantasy epic, opening today at 3,528 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, launches the...
  • A donor egg gives life -- and a death sentence

    A donor egg gives life -- and a death sentence
    The particulars of Alexandra Gammelgard's egg donations are a bit of a blur to her. Between the ages 18 and 21, she donated to at least four infertile couples, using two, maybe three, agencies that paid her from $5,000 to $15,000 for each donation. She...
  • Golden Globe TV nominations have a heavy British accent

    Golden Globe TV nominations have a heavy British accent
    The Golden Globe nominations appear to reflect the continuing British invasion of American television, with at least 16 nominations involving the United Kingdom and its actors. Hugh Laurie was nominated for Fox's "House;" Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis and...
  • Britain returns control of Basra to Iraq

    During a low-key ceremony Sunday, Britain formally handed over control of security responsibility for Basra province to Iraqi authorities, marking a significant step toward full Iraqi sovereignty. "This day is a big day in the history of Basra and the...
  • Countries pledge to help Palestinian economy

    Representatives from around the world collectively endorsed the latest U.S.-backed Mideast peace initiative Monday, pledging to support the crippled Palestinian economy at a crucial moment when its moderate leaders are engaged in peace talks with Israel....
  • Showtime Hires a 'Call Girl'

    Showtime has snagged the American broadcast rights to the popular British comedy "Secret Diary of a Call Girl." The series stars Billie Piper as Hannah, who works as a legal secretary by day, but becomes high priced call girl Belle by night. Based on...