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  • Wes Anderson's big adventure? Maybe so, aboard Queen Mary 2 cruise

    Wes Anderson is about to do something he's never done: take a cruise on the Queen Mary 2. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" director and cohorts Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola will appear aboard a June 13 eastbound transatlantic crossing....
  • Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70

    Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70
    Colin Pillinger, a colorful British space scientist who sported thick mutton-chop whiskers and became a symbol of national pluck in masterminding a failed search for life on Mars, died Thursday in a Cambridge hospital. He was 70. Pillinger collapsed...
  • Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities

    Los Angeles takes on a British accent during BritWeek festivities
    Queen Elizabeth II had a new black-and-white portrait unveiled -- she's smiling! -- in honor of her 88th birthday on Monday. Not to outdo her royal highness, but anyone will be able to have their portrait on the front page of the London Times at the...
  • Observing the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, from near and far

    June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...
  • Queen Elizabeth joins the 88 club

    Queen Elizabeth joins the 88 club
    That Queen Elizabeth II just keeps on trucking. She's now joined the double-eight club, turning 88 on April 21, 2014. Born in 1926 and having taken over head of state duties in 1952 at the age of 25, she has been the Queen for 62 years, which is the...
  • More cruise passengers lured by a private balcony

    More cruise passengers lured by a private balcony
    The Titanic didn't have them. Neither did the snooty Queen Elizabeth 2 or the swinging TV "Love Boat" Pacific Princess. But now many travelers refuse to cruise if they don't have a balcony cabin. "The first couple times I cruised I had a porthole...
  • Jane Ridley's 'The Heir Apparent' -- a revisionist take on Edward VII and the terrifying Queen Victoria

    "MANY OF the women with whom he began relationships ... refused to go quietly. Blackmail, pregnancy, even a court case were to return to haunt him. There was no such thing as a relationship without consequences." So writes Jane Ridley in her amazing...
  • Annie Leibovitz talks Taschen book, Miley Cyrus, John & Yoko

    Annie Leibovitz talks Taschen book, Miley Cyrus, John & Yoko
    During four decades, Annie Leibovitz has been a dominant force in portrait photography, first at Rolling Stone and then with increasing skill and vision at Vanity Fair and Vogue. At 64, Leibovitz works hard at it still and isn't ready for a broad career...
  • After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying

    After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying
    Gerry Adams, the leader of the Irish republican political party Sinn Fein, was arrested Wednesday evening in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 from Belfast whom the Provisional Irish...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
  • Live like a royal foodie

    Live like a royal foodie
    Sink your teeth into a rich chocolate truffle at a tiny shop in Piccadilly and you begin to understand why the royal coat of arms appears on each box. These chocolates are of such high quality that Queen Elizabeth II herself indulges in them, perhaps...
  • Netflix in Talks for Epic British Royal Series 'The Crown' From Sony Pictures Television

    Netflix and Sony Pictures Television are in negotiations for what could be the streamer's next big original series: "The Crown," a drama following the life of Queen Elizabeth II, sources have confirmed. The 20-plus-hour series will have a projected...