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  • Burning questions linger for ex-flames in 'Skylight'

    Burning questions linger for ex-flames in 'Skylight'
    When old lovers get together — perchance you know whereof I speak — a variety of dangerous impulses float through the air. There is the pull of nostalgic memory: If the love affair is really long ago, it can represent one's youth as much as...
  • Colum McCann on 'journeys by heroes'

    Colum McCann on 'journeys by heroes'
    National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his...
  • Goldberg: What 'the Iron Lady' forged

    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
  • Harry Potter to flatten Gibson Amphitheatre, Curious George playland

    Harry Potter to flatten Gibson Amphitheatre, Curious George playland
    Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
  • Qatari emir visits Gaza Strip in sign of support

     
    Palestinians in Gaza Strip rolled out the red carpet for Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, the first foreign head of state to visit the besieged seaside territory since it was taken over by the Islamist militant group Hamas in 2007....
  • Conservatives welcome Obama victory -- in Britain

     
    Britain's lawmakers, including from the ruling Conservative Party, greeted Brack Obama's reelection with hearty applause in Parliament on Wednesday, a reflection of the warm relationship between Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron....
  • A lifesaver for Jewish kids in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia

    A lifesaver for Jewish kids in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
    After visiting Prague in late 1938, a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton had an "intuition" about the fate of Jews in Czechoslovakia now that the country had come under Nazi occupation. So he began his own Kindertransport organization to...
  • Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge will host bagpiper

    Piper Prescindia McIntosh will perform in La Cañada Flintridge next month. The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge is hosting the Aug. 2 event at the the Lutheran Church in the Foothills. McIntosh has played for former British Prime Minister Tony...
  • Slumming it with Martin Amis

    Slumming it  with Martin Amis
    Not even Martin Amis’ worst enemies — and the British novelist has plenty of them, judging from the polarized and occasionally splenetic reaction to his latest outing, “Lionel Asbo: State of England” — would ever accuse him...
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  • Peter Morgan has an 'Audience' with the queen

    Peter Morgan answered his cellphone Friday but said right away that it wasn't a good time to talk. The Oscar-nominated writer of the 2006 movie "The Queen" explained in a polite but hurried manner that he was in a car en route to London's Gielgud Theatre,...
  • Emanuel to head to Israel on Friday

    Emanuel to head to Israel on Friday
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his youngest daughter will leave for Israel on Friday to commemorate her bat mitzvah, the third such trip he has made with his children. While there, the mayor will attend the Israeli Presidential Conference June 18-20 in...