| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Just in time for the Olympics, Quiyk, the official provider to the International Quidditch Assn., has rolled out Team USA, Team UK, Team France and Team Australia jerseys for fans of the sport from the Harry Potter books....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Near the end of the year the wire services send out their top photos of the year. From those we've chosen our favorites....
| Jul 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we decided to conduct an unscientific readers' poll to select the top roller coaster in the United Kingdom.
Photos: 25 competitors in the All-England Roller Coaster Olympics
Below you'll find an eclectic...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The new stadium built for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London has made the shortlist for Britain's top architecture honor -- the Stirling Prize, from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The institute said on its website that the stadium...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Today is the 448th birthday of William Shakespeare -- that is, if you believe the widely held assumption that the Bard was born on April 23. Like many things involving the greatest playwright in the English language, the day of his birth is shrouded in...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Gustavo Dudamel will make a few appearances this summer as part of the London 2012 Festival, the large-scale cultural celebration running parallel to the Olympic Games.
Dudamel will perform with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at a June...
| Jun 24, 2012
Sure, the London Olympics, barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is expected to lend his musical talent to a new movie about the life of Simón Bolívar, which will star Edgar Ramirez as the South American political and military figure. The movie, titled "Libertador," is being directed by...
| Dec 4, 2011
Never mind the sprints, relays and marathons coming to London this summer. Look at the competition now among the flower vendors of Columbia Road.
"Who's got a fiver?" hollers one grizzled man with a fistful of roses.
"Four for 2 quid!" bellows another....
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Ten things I know, and you should: 1. I hope I'm wrong, but my gut feeling is 2010 Olympic figure skating singles champions Kim Yuna of South Korea and Evan Lysacek of the United States are done with competitive skating.......
| Jul 26, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running......