| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
LONDON – Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s advisor Thursday described a British report that Mayweather will fight England’s Amir Khan on May 3 in Las Vegas as “rumors.”
“Floyd just fought two weeks ago,” Mayweather advisor Leonard...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing?
Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.
Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" was well reviewed...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
The Canadian writer Atwood, author of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Does the success of corporate America derive from the "frontier spirit" of the country's earliest settlers?
Do the roots of British industry's collapse lie in a sense of lingering national complacency?
These are assertions made by Kai Hammerich, a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have written exactly one fan letter in my life and that was to Derek Jacobi.
I wrote it, and God forgive me, sent it, sometime between my junior and senior year in high school. I blush to disclose that the correspondence also included a sonnet I had...
| 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...
| 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 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...