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  • Review: Albright's 'Prague Winter' mixes the personal, historical

    Review: Albright's 'Prague Winter' mixes the personal, historical
    "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948" Madeleine Albright Harper: 480 pp., $29.99 Madeleine Albright is a formidable figure. She was a member of the National Security Council and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. When she...
  • Andrew Garfield is 'getting on the fridge' as Biff, Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield is 'getting on the fridge' as Biff, Spider-Man
    NEW YORK — Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models. But his...
  • Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's 'most familiar enigma'

    Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's 'most familiar enigma'
    LONDON — Her face is everywhere: on stamps, coins, mugs and book covers. Her likeness has just been reproduced for the 23rd time at Madame Tussauds, London's famous wax museum. More visitors come to gawp at her house than probably any other...
  • China protests Ai Weiwei documentary by exiting film festival

    China protests Ai Weiwei documentary by exiting film festival
    China has reportedly withdrawn its delegation from a documentary film festival in Britain in reaction to the festival's screening of a new movie about Ai Weiwei, the artist and political activist who has repeatedly found himself in trouble with Chinese...
  • Danny Boyle inspired by 'The Tempest' for Olympics ceremony

    Danny Boyle inspired by 'The Tempest' for Olympics ceremony
    Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle said that William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" served as an inspiration for his recently revealed designs for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. The live extravaganza, which will be broadcast on...
  • Kenneth Branagh, Zaha Hadid receiving titles from Queen Elizabeth

    Kenneth Branagh, Zaha Hadid receiving titles from Queen Elizabeth
    That's "Sir" Kenneth Branagh and "Dame" Zaha Hadid, to you. The birthday honors for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II were announced recently, and among those receiving titles will be actor-director Branagh, a Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen, and...
  • James Corden hilariously crosses pond in 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

    James Corden hilariously crosses pond in 'One Man, Two Guvnors'
    NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the London smash from the National Theatre of Great Britain that opened last week on Broadway.   Although the play by Richard...
  • BP sponsorship of World Shakespeare Festival draws protest

    BP sponsorship of World Shakespeare Festival draws protest
    BP's financial sponsorship of a cultural institution is once again provoking heated words in the arts community. This time, the World Shakespeare Festival has become the center of attention after a group of British actors launched a protest against the...
  • List of films and release dates in summer 2012

    List of films and release dates in summer 2012
    May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Bob Mercer dies at 65; chief executive of 'Now That's What I Call Music!'

    Bob Mercer, a music industry executive who was managing director of EMI Music in Britain in the 1970s and most recently was chief executive of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" venture that releases a bestselling series of hit-single compilation albums,...