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  • Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze
    A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft. The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open...
  • Royal baby: Surprisingly sexist merriment

    Royal baby: Surprisingly sexist merriment
    The royal baby made his debut appearance Tuesday, with Will and Kate taking turns posing with their little prince, the future king. It was a sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth moment. But still, even as I found myself unexpectedly cooing at my screen, I...
  • Daum: Oh boy! A royal boy.

    Daum: Oh boy! A royal boy.
    Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
  • London's V&A Museum acquires archive of actress Vivien Leigh

    London's V&A Museum acquires archive of actress Vivien Leigh
    British actress Vivien Leigh is best known for her Oscar-winning roles as the headstrong Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" and as Tennessee Williams' frail, emotionally troubled Blanche DuBois in 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire."...
  • Piers Morgan demands John Oliver make good on $10,000 offer

    Piers Morgan demands John Oliver make good on $10,000 offer
    John Oliver's tenure as fill-in host of "The Daily Show" has gone mostly trouble-free (aside from the studio losing all power before an interview with Aaron Sorkin), but the British comedian may have finally gotten into a bit of hot water by mocking...
  • New 'Doctor Who' Peter Capaldi's genre-hopping movie past

    New 'Doctor Who' Peter Capaldi's genre-hopping movie past
    On Sunday night, when Scottish-born actor Peter Capaldi was revealed to be taking over the magic screwdriver to portray Doctor Who in the cultishly popular BBC sci-fi series of the same name, many American fans greeted the news with some confusion....
  • David Frost dies at 74; British journalist interviewed Nixon

    David Frost dies at 74; British journalist interviewed Nixon
    David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career. "You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with...
  • World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown

    World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown
    World leaders Wednesday denounced the violence unleashed by Egyptian security forces to disperse Islamist protesters in Cairo. But Muslim Brotherhood allies of the demonstrators applauded their defiance as important in the quest for Muslim power...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director's Anthony Minghella connection

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' director's Anthony Minghella connection
    We've seen "Nowhere Boy" and her series of photographs of famous men crying. We've read about her controversial relationship with her much younger husband Aaron Johnson. We've even heard about her short erotica piece featuring a man masturbating in the...
  • McManus: Europe's continental drift

    McManus: Europe's continental drift
    RIMINI, Italy — You think we have it bad, caught between a stagnant economy and gridlocked politics? Then take a trip to Europe, where the economy is going not sideways but backward — and the politics are too. Europe's numbers should be...
  • ‘World’s End’: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright on comedy, Ant-Man

     
    There’s a pub in North London called the World’s End that sits across from the Camden Town tube station. Luminaries, […]...