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  • POLL: Who should star in Roman Polanski's 'God of Carnage' adaptation?

     
    Now that the Swiss government has freed Roman Polanski from luxurious house arrest, the Oscar-winning filmmaker will soon be able to resume his directorial career that was stalled for close to nine months while he fought extradition to Los Angeles.......
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Rare survivors in Japanese village that was mostly sucked out to sea

    Looking back, Emiko Chiba has no idea how long her silver Suzuki rode the waves of a giant tsunami or even whether she had trouble breathing inside of it. What's clear is that she ranks among the very lucky in what may be Japan's most unfortunate town....
  • Bentley Continental GT geared toward wide-open spaces, including parking spots

    Bentley Continental GT geared toward wide-open spaces, including parking spots
    Saying it became a chore to drive a particular car probably wouldn't catch your attention. Telling you that car was the 2011 Bentley Continental GT with a $215,675 price tag might. For four days and just over 200 miles, I was witness to a car with face-...
  • 2011 vacation dreams and realities: What readers said

    We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage! Waking in...
  • Canada's Wonderland to add Leviathan coaster in 2012

    Canada's Wonderland to add Leviathan coaster in 2012
    Canada's Wonderland will move into the top echelon of the world's roller coaster parks in 2012 with the addition of Leviathan, the Toronto-area amusement park's 16th coaster. > Photos: Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland The $28-million inversionless...
  • Rise in measles prompts concern

    The United States is on track to report its highest incidence of measles cases since 2001, exacerbated by a rise in outbreaks worldwide and by clusters of people who are opting out of the vaccine because of religious beliefs or fears of a purported link...
  • How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle

    How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle
    In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs. The questions...
  • Ken Annakin dies at 94; British director of 'Swiss Family Robinson' and others

    Ken Annakin dies at 94;  British director of 'Swiss Family Robinson' and others
    Ken Annakin, a British director whose films included the family-adventure classic "Swiss Family Robinson," the madcap comedy "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" and the World War II epic "The Longest Day," has died. He was 94. Annakin, who...
  • Jane Randolph dies at 93; actress was best known for her role in the film noir 'Cat People'

    Jane Randolph, a B-movie actress in the 1940s who was best known for her role in the film noir "Cat People," died May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland, after surgery on a broken hip, her daughter said. She was 93. Under contract to the RKO studio in 1942,...