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  • Witches cast shadows over Jeanette Winterson's 'The Daylight Gate'

    Witches cast shadows over Jeanette Winterson's 'The Daylight Gate'
    Jeanette Winterson's new novel is a strange and spare piece of horror writing about witch trials that arrives on these shores just in time for Halloween. "The Daylight Gate" is based on a real-life story of the Pendle Witches, men and women charged in...
  • Britain is Hollywood's home away from home

    Britain is Hollywood's home away from home
    LONDON — You really have to keep your eye on the British. Now they've stolen Brad Pitt. Pitt, part of a British-bound diaspora of U.S. actors, directors and studio executives, is spending his autumn riding in a Sherman tank around a muddy...
  • Singer-actor Noel Harrison, son of Rex Harrison, is dead at 79

    Singer-actor Noel Harrison, son of Rex Harrison, is dead at 79
    British actor-singer Noel Harrison, best known for his recording of the Oscar-winning ballad  "The Windmills of Your Mind" and as secret agent Mark Slate in NBC's 1960s TV series "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E," died Saturday night at the age of 79....
  • PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III

    PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III
    Noel Harrison British singer-actor and skier Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as...
  • Anthony Caro dies at 89; sculptor devised 'new language' for medium

    Anthony Caro dies at 89; sculptor devised 'new language' for medium
    British sculptor Anthony Caro, whose industrial yet playful metal creations helped abstract sculpture gain global acclaim, has died. He was 89. A statement released Thursday in London on behalf of the artist's family said Caro died after suffering a...
  • Prince George's christening portraits by Jason Bell unveiled

    Prince George's christening portraits by Jason Bell unveiled
    Prince George's christening portraits have arrived! OK, now we can officially gush about how cute Prince George is ... Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, baptized their 3-month-old baby Wednesday and have unveiled...
  • Beatles' legacy at BBC spotlighted in new book, CDs

    Beatles' legacy at BBC spotlighted in new book, CDs
    When Paul McCartney put out a solo album titled “Memory Almost Full” in 2007, veteran British Broadcasting Corp. producer Kevin Howlett might well have smiled. Memory can indeed play tricks on anyone -- even Beatles -- as the years roll by....
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The Switching Hour

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The Switching Hour
    “Dancing With the Stars” sure likes to keep us on our twinkle toes. In this sixth week of competition, the producers decided to throw a couple of bedazzled wrenches into the usually well-oiled ballroom glitterverse. First, they added an...
  • Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity

    Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity
    PORTSMOUTH, England — Back when Britannia ruled the waves, few places contributed more to the domination and expansion of the British Empire than this seaside city. Its dockyard, reputedly the world's largest industrial site at the dawn of the...
  • Rare Bay Psalm Book, worth more than $15 million, visits Los Angeles

    Rare Bay Psalm Book, worth more than $15 million, visits Los Angeles
    A copy of the first book printed in the Americas, worth an estimated $15 million to $30 million, will be auctioned by Sotheby's later this month. But first, it gets a showing at USC. The rare Bay Psalm Book will be on display for public view Wednesday...
  • Orwell's 5 greatest essays: No. 3, 'In Defence of P.G. Wodehouse'

    Orwell's 5 greatest essays: No. 3, 'In Defence of P.G. Wodehouse'
    For anyone interested in the politics of left and right -- and in political journalism as it is practiced at the highest level, Orwell's works are indispensable. This week, in the year that marks the 110th anniversary of his birth, we present a personal...