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  • London Calling for 'Law & Order'

    The long-running NBC show "Law & Order" may soon have a counterpart across the Atlantic. Series creator Dick Wolf and NBC Universal, which produces the series, are in discussions with a British company to produce a U.K. version of the show. Adaptations...
  • The Harold Washington Library

    The Harold Washington Library
    After being a vagabond in its own city for more than a decade, the Chicago Public Library on this date settled into a permanent home, a 10-story, classically styled building that cost $144 million and was billed, in true Chicago fashion, as the largest...
  • Sweet Jane: 'Complete Austen' Hits PBS

    Sweet Jane: 'Complete Austen' Hits PBS
    As seems to happen every few years, Jane Austen got hot again in 2007, with one feature film ("Becoming Jane") depicting her life and another ("The Jane Austen Book Club") about fans of her novels. Starting Sunday, though, Austenites can see the real...
  • Pigeons fetch more than chicken feed

    Pigeons fetch more than chicken feed
    In times of war, they have proved safer than radios, more nimble than humans, more fuel-efficient than aircraft. Depending on the price of birdseed. Their exploits, though, have tended to go underappreciated here in London, where Mayor Ken Livingstone'...
  • 2 more arrested in Bhutto assassination

    Authorities arrested two more alleged militants Sunday in connection with the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an investigator said. The arrests took place in Pakistan's mountainous North-West Frontier Province, where a...
  • Denise Richards Voted Worst Bond Girl Ever

    Denise Richards has a curious distinction in the world of 007, but it's one she'd rather live without. The 36-year-old actress was named the Worst Bond Girl Ever by fans, reports the UK's Daily Mail from an unscientific poll. Richards played nuclear...
  • Fliers' FAQs: What you need to know before you fly

    What can't I take on a plane? Beside the obvious (explosives and weapons), the government forbids dozens of items. Different rules apply to checked and carry-on bags. For a full list, log onto the website of the Transportation Security Administration,...
  • Showtime Cultivates 'Weeds' in June

    Showtime will spark up "Weeds" a little earlier than in the past, setting a June premiere date for the fourth season of its acclaimed comedy series. As was the case last summer, the pay-cable network will pair its veteran show with a newcomer -- in...
  • Tom Wilkinson's great awakening

    Tom Wilkinson's great awakening
    It's not every actor who reaches his late 40s, decides to reinvent himself as a movie star and . . . succeeds. Up until the late 1990s, the now 59-year-old Tom Wilkinson had, by his own measure, a comfortable life in the English theater, churning out...
  • Double-cross

    Setting the Desert on Fire By James Barr Norton, 352 pages, $27.95 T.E. Lawrence told his version of the Arab revolt, building the legend of Lawrence of Arabia and the intrigue of that time. In "Setting the Desert on Fire," James Barr tells a wider...
  • British Comedies 'Spaced' Out for FOX

    FOX has ordered a pair of single-comedy pilots based on popular British formats. The network originally requested a script for "Spaced," from the Channel 4 hit, back in October, while a pilot has also been ordered for "Outnumbered," from a BBC format....
  • The great healthcare robbery

    Is Ephraim Dagadu stolen goods? The Ghana-born and trained physician, who runs a successful family practice in Maryland, does not speak like a man who has been ripped from his rightful home and forced to toil in the Baltimore suburbs. His visage appears...