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Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel BloggerThe roughly 4-inch Lego likeness of Queen Elizabeth II will wear a silver-and-diamond crown less than an inch big to mark the 60th anniversary of the British monarch's coronation. The Queen of Miniland, as she's called, will show off the crown with 48...
After former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was pilloried following her death last week with a campaign in England to vault the song “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead” to the top of the nation’s pop chart, an English satirist is...
Jane Austen has been dead for close to 200 years, but it's hard to imagine she's gotten much rest in her grave in Westminster Abbey, what with all the rewrites, updates and zombifications of her work. We get it: her books are much beloved, and readers...
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FrameworkIn Thursday's Pictures in the News, the aftermath of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Guatemala and a nor'easter in New Jersey are shown. Also, war veterans and soldiers at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London honor soldiers lost...
LONDON — I'm a Londoner and I love London. And 2012 is London's year. But it's not an easy city — not to navigate, not to find affordable accommodations, not to stay dry. As we approach the Olympics, here are some tips that may help you. If...
World NowOfficials in Milan, Italy, have backed away from plans to give the Dalai Lama honorary citizenship, because of worries about upsetting China, Italian media reported Thursday. The Milan city council had planned to vote on making the Dalai Lama an...
L.A. NOWA longtime Crystal Cathedral congregant has filed a claim of more than $30 billion in bankruptcy court alleging that his religious and civil rights have been violated as a result of the sale of the Garden Grove campus to the......
TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 44 (the country code for England) and 20 (the city code for London). WHERE TO STAY The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, 7396-9000, http://www.thegoring.com. This...
Opinion L.A.I'm kind of missing Newt Gingrich already. It's pretty obvious that the Republican sachems are putting the citrus state death-squeeze on his choleric, solipsistic, haymaker-swinging, high-concept, low-road, zany Nicolas Cage-style presidential campaign....
Culture MonsterCharles Dickens: Tuesday marks the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth. Britain's National Film Theatre is holding a retrospective, and a ceremony will be held at London's Westminster Abbey starring actor-director Ralph Fiennes, who, along with...
Nation NowCharles Dickens gets a Google Doodle. Did you hear about his train wreck? His 10 kids? The Victorian author can still astonish 200 years after his birth....
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