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  • Kerry presses case for Syria strike, reaffirms bond with Britain

    Kerry presses case for Syria strike, reaffirms bond with Britain
    LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday kept up the Obama administration’s push for international support of a military strike on Syria and reassured Britain that Washington had “no better partner” in the world...
  • Man Booker Prize rumored to expand to include Americans

    Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing? Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors,...
  • Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype

    PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
  • U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say

    U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say
    A United Nations report concluding that chemical weapons were used in Syria on Aug. 21 contains evidence pointing to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as the perpetrators, the U.S. and British ambassadors to the world body said Monday. U.N....
  • Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing

     Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing
    Does the success of corporate America derive from the "frontier spirit" of the country's earliest settlers? Do the roots of British industry's collapse lie in a sense of lingering national complacency? These are assertions made by Kai Hammerich, a...
  • Shine France Films Gives Hit Canuck Series a Gallic Makoever

    Shine France Films, the Paris-based fiction division of the U.K. powerhouse, has nabbed the Gallic makeover rights to Canadian comedy series "Adam & Eve." Evolution Entertainment's TV division, the production outfit behind "Anger Management," optioned...
  • J.K. Rowling wants to help poor single moms — she was one, too

    Without help from the British government, there might never have been a Harry Potter. Rowling famously wrote her first book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,” when she was a single mother living below the poverty line, receiving...
  • DreamWorks Animation Buys Chapman Entertainment Library

    DreamWorks Animation has acquired the library of U.K.-based kiddie TV company Chapman Entertainment in an expansion of its TV portfolio which will now comprise popular titles "Fifi and the Flowertots," " Roary the Racing Car," "Raa Raa the Noisy Lion,"...
  • Hulu Pacts with BBC for 'Doctor Who,' 'Fawlty Towers' and Other Brit TV Fare

    Hulu is bulking up its subscription biz for Anglophiles, in a multiyear pact with BBC Worldwide North America that will add 2,000 episodes to Hulu Plus. The 144 BBC titles covered under the deal will give Hulu Plus one of the largest collections of...
  • Scottish independence referendum sparks debate about identity

    Scottish independence referendum sparks debate about identity
    LONDON – Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over...
  • Geek Author Alan Kistler writes "Doctor Who: A History"

    Geek Author Alan Kistler writes "Doctor Who: A History"
    If you've never met Alan Kistler before, I think the best way to describe him is as "The Ron Burgandy of Geekdom." Which is my way of telling non-geeks/nerds you may not know it, but he's kind of a big deal. While I don't really believe in "geek cred",...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...