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  • Mrs. Thatcher: The Word 'Iron' Suited Her

    Of the many nicknames bestowed upon her — "Milk Snatcher" and "Attila the Hen" among the less adulatory — none fits former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher better than "The Iron Lady," coined by a Soviet journalist. "Lady" is apt...
  • Swashbuckler on the grandest stage

    Swashbuckler on the grandest stage
    WASHINGTON -- When I met Margaret Thatcher she was out of office, watching with more than a touch of amusement as her successor, John Major, meandered from crisis to disappointment to sticky wicket. Major seemed in thrall to events, not in command of...
  • Morrissey offers more thoughts regarding Margaret Thatcher

    Morrissey offers more thoughts regarding Margaret Thatcher
    In a thoughtful Pop & Hiss post on Monday, Reed Johnson included Morrissey's "Margaret on the Guillotine" in a long list of songs by British musicians inspired -- if that's the word for it -- by the late prime minister, who died in London on Monday at the...
  • Growing Up With Annette And Margaret

    Growing Up With Annette And Margaret
    Although they represented the opposite poles of femininity — the intimidating, well-respected and unyielding Iron Lady vs. the adorable, well-beloved and sassy Cutie Pie — both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello shaped my universe growing...
  • Not a 'quota woman'

    Not a 'quota woman'
    Margaret Thatcher never cared much for feminism and other progressive equal-rights movements. Yet she deserves to be honored by those of us who do, whether we like the result of her politics or not. Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87 after a stroke,...
  • Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister' at Geffen

    Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister' at Geffen
    The death of Margaret Thatcher this week has created renewed public interest -- and, for some, nostalgia -- for British politics during the 1980s. "Yes, Prime Minister," the play based on the popular '80s sitcom that ran on the BBC, is scheduled to have...
  • For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher

    For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher
    You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down." Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
  • Mrs. Thatcher A Forceful Agent For Change

    Margaret Thatcher's remarkable career teaches essential enduring lessons in freedom and the ordeal of change. They did not end with her death Monday at London's Ritz Hotel, a luxury departure lounge where since late last year she awaited for her trip to...
  • From the Right: Thatcher era over; let battle begin (again)

    From the Right: Thatcher era over; let battle begin (again)
    The death of Margaret Thatcher this past week marks the end of an era. It heralds the beginning of another. The Iron Lady may be no more but the core convictions for which she was most known must be brought to life again in Britain and across the world,...
  • Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in 'The Audience'

    One of Helen Mirren's four-legged co-stars in the new play "The Audience"  apparently has been fired after it failed to obey the actress' royal commands in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. Britain's Telegraph reported that a female corgi by the name of...
  • Miners cross a painted line into art world

    Miners cross a painted line into art world
    Anybody who has ever left a tough, close-knit, working-class community for a life as a painter, writer, musician, dancer or some other creative career is familiar with a couple of abiding truths. The arts can change your life — if you're lucky...
  • A Ph.D. for Would-Be Cabbies

    LONDON -- The setting is grim, and the air stifling with tension. Six men sit on straight-backed chairs in a small waiting room, wearing dark business suits, white shirts and neckties knotted with nooselike firmness. No smile is visible here. Pulses...