| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:16 AM
OXFORD, England – At the London Diamond League track meet July 13, ten of the 11 finishers in the men’s mile run broke four minutes.
The only rare thing now about that time is how few chances elite international athletes get to run the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:26 PM
LONDON — It was a cool evening. The setting sun found a tiny hole in the clouds. The occasional sprinkle fell on Regent's Park, and tall grasses that looked as if they belonged on a Midwest prairie began to sway.
Then you looked at the grass,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:01 AM
With Scrooge back under wraps, it's time for the 2013 winter theater season to begin in earnest. There's an especially strong slate of classical works opening between now and the end of March, but the offerings also are as diverse as ever. Among the...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:43 PM
When French painter James Tissot unveiled his ambitious new depiction of "The Life of Christ" at the Paris Salon of 1894, the epic though still unfinished series of nearly 300 watercolors was a sensation.
Standing in the midst of this immense...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:13 AM
LONDON – One of the more entertaining ways to pass time on this city’s extensive public transport system is to search the transit map for station names so whimsically quaint they would fit nicely into a Monty Python sketch.
Just for laughs,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Deep into "Fela!," when Fela Anikulapo-Kuti stands defiant at The Shrine, even as the Nigerian military authorities try to break the back of his collective family, the cast of the touring musical brings out some coffins as a political memorial to those...
| Aug 8, 2011
With governments crippled by debt, politicians bickering and all manner of personal investments tanking, it's mighty tough to remember the optimism of 2005. But in London that summer, the mood could not have been more different from the one that permeates...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Steppenwolf Theatre Company said Sunday that the National Theatre in London will produce Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" in May, 2012.
This will not, though, be the Steppenwolf production of the play (as was the case in 2008 with Tracy Letts' "August: Osage...
| Nov 22, 2011
In 1956, not long after she married "Death of a Salesman" playwright Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe made a movie with director and star Laurence Olivier at England's Pinewood Studios. The film, "The Prince and the Showgirl," came from Terence Rattigan's...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater said Monday that it will be the only U.S. theater company among the 37 international troupes invited to be part of the “Globe to Globe” festival for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The project aims to present...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater said Monday that it will be the only U.S. theater company among the 37 international companies invited to be part of the “Globe to Globe” festival for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The project aims to...