| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Tours of Highclere Castle near Newbury, England, have been in hot demand since the blockbuster "Downton Abbey" PBS series cast it as Lord Grantham's gorgeous estate. With the TV show now in its fourth season, fans may be eager to see more "Downton"...
| Dec 16, 2013
He was tall, lean and handsome, with vivid blue eyes and a distinctive voice that film critic David Thomson once likened to "a rapier that has been used to stir the cream."
Peter O'Toole, who donned flowing white robes and rode a camel to movie...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films:...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As family trees go, the one created inside Canterbury Cathedral nearly a thousand years ago is pretty impressive.
Monumental stained-glass windows feature nearly life-size figures that represent the ancestors of Christ. The lineup starts with Adam and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Jon McNaught’s “Dockwood” (Nobrow Press: unpaged, $19.95) is one of those books you could easily overlook. Gathering two short stories in comics form, it came out in England a year ago, but although McNaught won the Prix Révélation...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Westeros may not be anyone's ideal place to live, but one town in rural England is giving it a shot. For one week at least.
The historic town of Kings Langley, located in the county of Hertfordshire just outside of London, is changing its name to "King'...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:55 PM
There's something to be said about being the other sister.
Lady Edith, the second of three daughters to the Earl of Grantham in the upstairs-downstairs international sensation "Downton Abbey," has wrested compassion from overlooked middle siblings far...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Composer, teacher and art collector
Henri Lazarof, 81, a prolific composer and teacher who may have been best known for the modern art collection he and his wife amassed, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Alzheimer'...
| Jan 5, 2014
If you go
From LAX, Aeroflot, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, American, British, Delta, Lufthansa, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic offer nonstop service to London. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $733, including all taxes and fees.
| Jan 3, 2014
NEWBURY, England — He is a farmer, she says, and she is a farmer's wife. They are active in their community. She writes a bit on the side, her writing room only recently having been wired for electricity.
On my recent visit to her home, she was...