| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:39 AM
To be or not to be. Etre ou ne pas être. ¡Ser, o no ser, es la cuestión!
Shakespeare's Globe in Britain has announced that it is aiming to bring "Hamlet" to every country in the world as part of a tour beginning next year that will celebrate the 450th...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Pippa Middleton has reportedly taken legal action to shut down a parody Twitter account that uses her name after the account holders published a novelty book doling out inane parenting advice.
Publication of Pippa's widely panned party-planning book,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles.
"I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A.,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:40 AM
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next face to grace the 10-pound note will be Jane Austen's, the Bank of England announced Wednesday.
The author of the classic novels "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" is expected...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country.
The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:00 PM
"He who makes a beast of himself," Samuel Johnson famously observed, "gets rid of the pain of being a man." His subject is, of course, inebriation and the way that, in the derangement of the senses, we might escape, however briefly, what Lawrence...
| Aug 20, 2013
For many college students, the semester abroad has become a rite of passage. But while many Americans study abroad for a semester or two, it is a rarity for high schoolers to apply outside the United States for their bachelor's degree. As many...
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back.
Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Call it the Iraq Syndrome. Because the United States and its allies invaded Iraq a decade ago under the erroneous assumption that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and British Prime...