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  • British government set to grant millions to indie labels

    British government set to grant millions to indie labels
    The British government of David Cameron may be on a serious austerity binge, but there's one cause they seem to be happy to fund -- exporting the country's pop music. The prime minster has announced that he's wrapping up the details of the new Music...
  • Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors

    Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors
    LONDON – Britain’s Royal Mail, whose origins date back to the reign of Henry VIII, is to be sold off to private investors, the government announced Thursday, setting up a bitter battle over the selling of a national icon. Even former Prime...
  • David Bowie, Disclosure among nominees for U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    David Bowie, Disclosure among nominees for U.K.'s Mercury Prize
    Nominees for the 2013 Mercury Prize were announced Wednesday in London, and though Pop & Hiss was totally prepared to moan about the award's tragically blinkered view of British pop, the short list of a dozen titles turns out to be -- dare we say it? --...
  • Ron Burkle's Yucaipa buying Fresh & Easy stores from Tesco

     Ron Burkle's Yucaipa buying Fresh & Easy stores from Tesco
    Ron Burkle, who became a billionaire reviving faltering supermarket chains, will try to turn the money-losing Fresh & Easy stores into a profitable venture. Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. has agreed to buy the El Segundo chain for an undisclosed amount from...
  • TIFF 2013: Brad Pitt is riding high with his '12 Years a Slave'

    TIFF 2013: Brad Pitt is riding high with his '12 Years a Slave'
    Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity...
  • France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons
    PARIS -- France said Tuesday it would initiate a resolution in the United Nations Security Council demanding that Syria reveal the extent of its chemical weapons program and turn its arsenal over to international inspectors to be neutralized. The...
  • Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell, Ian McKellen officiates

    Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell, Ian McKellen officiates
    Patrick Stewart is a married man — again! The "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "X-Men" star, 73, has married longtime girlfriend Sunny Ozell, 35, a jazz singer-songwriter. Stewart confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a carefree snapshot of...
  • Kerry presses case for Syria strike, reaffirms bond with Britain

    Kerry presses case for Syria strike, reaffirms bond with Britain
    LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday kept up the Obama administration’s push for international support of a military strike on Syria and reassured Britain that Washington had “no better partner” in the world...
  • BAFTA L.A. Britannia Awards to honor Benedict Cumberbatch

    BAFTA L.A. Britannia Awards to honor Benedict Cumberbatch
    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Benedict Cumberbatch with the Britannia Award for British artist of the year at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hilton. The 37-year-oldĀ ...
  • Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing

     Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing
    Does the success of corporate America derive from the "frontier spirit" of the country's earliest settlers? Do the roots of British industry's collapse lie in a sense of lingering national complacency? These are assertions made by Kai Hammerich, a...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...