| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Kofi Awoonor, poet and diplomat from Ghana, was slain during the Kenya mall attack. The seige of the Nairobi mall by an Al Qaeda-linked Somalia militia began on Sept. 20 and is currently ongoing. A total of 62 people have been killed, including three...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On Oct. 25, 1975, Elton John played the first of two sold-out concerts at Dodger Stadium for a combined audience of 110,000 people. The gigs helped establish John as one of the most theatrical pop stars in the world: a piano-pounding dynamo prowling the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
As long as back-stabbing colleagues, flattering minions and starter wives exist, pop culture is likely to maintain its infatuation with Henry VIII.
Anglophone audiences seemingly can't get enough of the English monarch's political and romantic...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:33 AM
LONDON -- In what was described as an unusually unanimous decision, “selfie” has been chosen as word of the year by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary, beating out “twerk” and a host of other Internet and social-media-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Last week, the British style magazine Dazed & Confused quoted Devonté Hynes as saying that none of the songs he’d apparently been asked to write for Britney Spears’ upcoming album had made the cut.
As demonstrated by his recent...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late.
But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
After nearly seven decades in the business, several Grammys and countless hit records in the 1960s such as "Downtown" and "I Know a Place," Petula Clark believes she's "beginning to get the hang" of singing.
"I tell you what, I get more enjoyment out of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Matt Smith has traveled the distant past, the far future and the outer reaches of the universe as the iconic British science fiction character the Doctor.
But on Saturday, the boyish English actor will go to a rarefied space typically reserved for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:37 PM
LONDON — An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union and NATO, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:02 AM
GALMPTON, England — The final push to the top of his personal Everest consisted of about 50 dainty steps, in the precise and idiosyncratic gait he has perfected over 25 years.
David Suchet paced up to the door of the house, glanced around, gave...