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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Markings tell the most important story when dating pottery

    What can you tell us about this platter? The family story is that it was found hidden in the wall of a Baltimore hotel that was under demolition, and that it was put there to save it during the Civil War. My grandfather got it between 1920-1935. A: I...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Queen and Country'

    John Boorman has gone back to the wellspring of personal experience that so richly informed his 1987 "Hope and Glory" for "Queen and Country," and the result is a modest but pleasing return to form for 81-year-old British director, here making his first...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Florida's top 11 day trips

    South Florida's top 11 day trips
    This is part three of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida. When it comes to day-trip adventures in Southeast Florida, we wanted to go beyond the obvious – beaches and Walt Disney World – to offer some off-the-beaten-...
  • 'X Men' star Jennifer Lawrence didn't mean to trip at two Oscars

    'X Men' star Jennifer Lawrence didn't mean to trip at two Oscars
    Jennifer Lawrence is on the June cover of Marie Claire, and inside she says her multi-year Oscar tripping incidents weren't planned. "Trust me if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it...
  • Film Festival Flix Acquires U.S. Rights to 'Mary Queen of Scots'

    LONDON -- Mousetrap Films' distribution platform Film Festival Flix has picked up U.S. rights to Thomas Imbach's costume drama "Mary Queen of Scots," which stars Camille Rutherford. The deal was inked by Picture Tree Intl. The movie, which world...