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  • Pixar announces Día de los Muertos film

     
    A 2015 Pixar film will center on Día de los Muertos -- the Mexican holiday honoring the dead -- the animation studio announced at the CinemaCon convention of theater owners in Las Vegas this week....
  • Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Dies in Libya

    Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Dies in Libya
    Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie airline bombing that killed 270 people, died Sunday, the Libyan government and family members said. He was 60. The former intelligence officer, who had...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Lesser-known New Year's plans

    "Maybe it's much too early in the game. Ah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same, what are you doing New Year's – New Year's Eve?" I didn't write that. Frank Loesser did, in 1947. A boatload of people have sung it, but I'd say it's a tie for...
  • Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies

    Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies
    The only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing will be laid to rest. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died Sunday, nearly three years after his release from a Scottish prison. His celebratory homecoming in Libya sparked outrage from the international...
  • Bookmark: A couple of seriously good reads

    Some marvelous novels vigorously refute the idea that so-called "literary fiction," the serious stuff, must be a tedious chore to read, like a bad-tasting medicine whose healing properties are somehow confirmed by the fact that you want to spit it out,...
  • Scotland to vote on separating from UK

    Scotland to vote on separating from UK
    One of the longest marriages in the United Kingdom may be headed to splitsville. Scotland who joined with England in 1707 to form the United Kingdom wants to become a sovereign state again. First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has accused the U.K....
  • George Saunders Leslie

    George Saunders Leslie, 92, passed away on Thursday, December 15th in Thousand Oaks, CA, following a long illness.  George is survived by his daughter, Pat Thomas, of Austin, TX, Ian Leslie, of Thousand Oaks, CA, his grandchildren Marc Leslie, Paul...
  • Death Bed

    Death Bed
    The Scottish government has decided to leave well enough alone. They will not be going after the Lockerbie bomber because he likely wouldn`t survive the extradition back to Scotland.  Abdelbaset al-Mergahi was convicted of bombing a plane that killed...
  • Jason Isaacs goes from reading words to speaking lines in 'Case Histories'

    Long before Jason Isaacs became involved with PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery: Case Histories" -- the concluding two-hour episode of which premieres Sunday, Oct. 30 (check local listings) -- he was intimately involved with the Kate Atkinson novels on which it's...
  • Rethink ‘ye olde' British Isles

    Rethink ‘ye olde' British Isles
    A key to experiencing Great Britain and Ireland smartly in 2010 is to embrace them not as "ye olde" destinations but as modern ones. London is busily preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games, developing its Olympic Park site in the eastern part of the city....
  • A George Orwell tour, with stops in Scotland, England, India and more

    Twenty-five years beyond "1984," we're still living in George Orwell's world. Or at least the queen of England is. In March, Queen Elizabeth surprised a few people by giving the visiting president of Mexico a copy of George Orwell's dystopian classic...
  • Brendan Mullen dies at 60; founder of influential Masque punk rock club

    Brendan Mullen dies at 60; founder of influential Masque punk rock club
    Brendan Mullen, founder of the Masque punk rock club in Hollywood that helped launch the vibrantly anarchic music scene on the West Coast in the late 1970s, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke over the weekend. He was 60. --------------------...