| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Ever since the day after WrestleMania, when "Fandangoing" became a thing, we knew that when WWE returned to the United Kingdom just weeks later, that it would all resume.
Sure, the Fandango theme singing craze took a dip in between, but it's genesis was...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:23 AM
In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
While the mainstream media in America love to wax poetic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the sainted "Iron Lady" of the Cold War, it might be wise to remember the real person behind the carefully polished myth ("Margaret Thatcher...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The government in Britain recently did something interesting.
It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The European Union has been in the news lately, especially with regard to the UK's continued participation, so I thought I would use this Midweek Madness installment to remind everyone of the joy of brotherhood.
The Union happens to have an anthem...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:55 AM
It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013.
Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:32 PM
So misunderstood is the historical context of the War of 1812 that Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture has become something of a standard at American concerts of patriotic music.
Actually, it was written by the Russian composer in honor of his...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:46 AM
The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible."
I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
Granted, it's mainly British, but it...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:47 AM
100 Years Ago
The iceman cameth
From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes.
"Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...