| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A copy of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in English-speaking North America, was purchased for $14.2 million on Tuesday night at Sotheby’s in New York.
There are 11 surviving copies of "The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated...
| Nov 28, 2013
According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Police in New Haven, Conn., this week were investigating the death of a 34-year-old Yale professor while he was in jail over the weekend.
Assistant English professor Samuel See -- a graduate of Cal State Bakersfield who also held a doctorate from UCLA...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:48 PM
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
Former South African...