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  • Britain hails conviction of radical Muslim preacher in Manhattan

    The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza Masri...
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha. Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...
  • England's King Richard III to be buried in Leicester, court rules

    Nearly 530 years after the death of Richard III in battle, Britain’s high court ruled Friday that the king immortalized by Shakespeare as a misshapen, murderous villain is to be buried in Leicester, the city where his skeleton was found beneath a...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Snow in Paradise'

    With British cinema overrun as ever with grimy London gangland tales, there is precious little territory that hasn't yet been covered within the genre: Even the narrative tension between crime and spirituality in "Snow in Paradise," an ultra-brooding...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • France's far-right National Front basks in election victory

    Fresh from a stunning victory at the polls, the leader of France's far-right National Front said Tuesday she was confident of finding allies in the newly elected European Parliament who would form a powerful bloc opposed to the European Union, immigration...
  • Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare

    Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare
    Noah Smith at noahpinion reports on how those bestselling "Freakonomics" authors/entrepreneurs Steven D. Levitt (an economist) and Stephen J. Dubner (a wordsmith) revealed the limits of their brand of pop economics with an anecdote they tell about an...
  • Beyond the pajamas, defying description

     Beyond the pajamas, defying description
    If the Compass Players invented improv in the mid-1950s, then I'd argue Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson invented alternative comedy. Mayall (who died this week) and Edmondson performed live as part of a British comedy duo called The Dangerous Brothers....
  • Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates

    Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates
    Sex, drugs and ... GDP?  Britain's national statistical agency Thursday announced it would begin measuring the economic impact of prostitution and drug trade and include them in future official gross domestic product estimates.  By the Office of...
  • J.K. Rowling donates big to keep Scotland in the U.K.

    Three months before Scottish voters decide whether their country will split off from Britain, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has thrown her weight behind a campaign to preserve Scotland’s union with England and Wales. Rowling...
  • Writers' Rooms Vs. Solo Scribes: Where Does TV Creativity Flourish Best?

    The writers' room has become a staple of American television production. But look to our British friends across the pond, and they've got other ideas. Imagine: one writer, penning all the episodes of a show. No writers' room. No shared concept. Just...
  • British comedian Rik Mayall suffered 'acute cardiac event'

    British comedian Rik Mayall suffered 'acute cardiac event'
    LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - Anarchic British comic actor Rik Mayall, who died suddenly this week aged 56, suffered an "acute cardiac event" at home, his widow said on Thursday. Mayall, who revolutionised television sitcoms with "The Young Ones" in the...