| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In 1684, the Qing dynasty artist Wang Hui took out his brushes, inks and colors and began to paint a panoramic landscape view.
Starting at the right side of a 20-inch-high hand scroll and working toward the left, an imaginative visual journey unfolds...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Beyoncé loves her striped Dolly espadrille lace-ups so much that she posted photos of them on Tumblr, while the Early moto boots are a go-to for Miranda Kerr.
In the four years since establishing her eccentrically English, namesake shoe line, Tabitha...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:37 PM
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....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Playing a Dark Elf of Svartalfheim isn't as glamorous as it might seem — at least according to Christopher Eccleston, the […]...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Iceland moved 90 minutes closer to becoming the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup when it held visiting Croatia to a scoreless draw Friday in the first game of their two-leg UEFA playoff.
The teams will meet in a rematch Tuesday in...
| Nov 18, 2013
When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous.
"I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...
| 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 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...