| Sep 14, 2008
Seventy years ago in Munich -- on Sept. 30, 1938 -- the British prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, signed a document that allowed Nazi Germany to seize control of the Sudetenland, a large chunk of western Czechoslovakia heavily populated by ethnic...
| Sep 22, 2008
"Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver will have another bundle of nakedness on his hands soon.
The British celebrity chef and his wife Juliette, aka "Jools," are expecting their third child, reports the UK's The Daily Mail.
Oliver, 33, and the former model, 34,...
| Sep 23, 2008
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[This book review ran in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 12, 2006]
The West African nation of Nigeria has suffered more than its share of violence and corruption, starting with its blatantly misrepresentative first election in 1960 and on through its...
| Oct 5, 2008
IF THE gloomy economic forecast has you looking for less pricey alternatives to this season's "It" bag, British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch's collection at Target might appeal.
Though prices for a Hindmarch luxury tote at her Robertson...
| Oct 5, 2008
Some of Britain's biggest music stars announced Saturday they are banding together to demand greater control over their music in the digital age.
Radiohead, Robbie Williams and Kaiser Chiefs are among more than 60 founding members of the Featured...
| Oct 8, 2008
Guy Ritchie's aggressively stylized, testosterone-addled movies careen from one steroidal encounter to the next. But in " RocknRolla," Ritchie dials down the pace, soaking up the atmosphere of sweat and stale beer around a revolving cast of low-level...
| Oct 10, 2008
You're in charge -- what should John McCain (and Sarah Palin) do in the final four weeks? Barack Obama (and Joe Biden)? Previously, Welch and Crayton discussed the possibility of a "Bradley effect,” McCain's chances of catching Obama, the changing...
| Oct 10, 2008
If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says.
Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
| Oct 13, 2008
PARIS-- President Nicolas Sarkozy said he expects a meeting of 15 European leaders Sunday to produce an ambitious, coordinated plan to battle the effects of the global financial crisis.
Decisions taken by the heads of countries where the euro currency is...
| Oct 14, 2008
What is arguably the world's best known passenger ship, the 41-year-old Queen Elizabeth 2, is leaving America for good this week and will sail into history books next month.
A pipe and drum corps, flotilla of pleasure craft and other fanfare in New...
| Oct 22, 2008
A pair of ancient marble sculptures, "Venus de' Medici" and "Dancing Faun," have been major attractions at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence since 1688, and that's not likely to change. But in a few months, bronze casts of the life-size Hellenistic figures...
| Oct 28, 2008
Saturday morning, hyperbolic weather reporters here barked out warnings of heavy wind and drenching rain all day. A shower or two did dampen Manhattan streets, but the real New York weather over the weekend was elsewhere.
Friday night at the Chelsea...