| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:58 PM
BMG Rights Management has raised its hand as a potential buyer for Parlophone Records, a boutique record label in Britain whose artists include Coldplay, Chemical Brothers and Sigur Ros, according to a music executive familiar with the discussions.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:05 AM
The Summer Olympic Games in London kick off today with the opening ceremony extravaganza, march of athletes, lighting of the flame and security and surveillance so pervasive it would make Britain’s great prophet of dystopia, George Orwell, cringe in...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour of three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy – for months, people have complained that he never...
| Aug 7, 2012
John Keegan, a British military historian whose critically acclaimed books spanned ancient and modern warfare and included the bestselling "The Face of Battle," has died. He was 78.
Keegan died Thursday at his home in Kilmington, England, according to...
| Aug 8, 2012
Robert Hughes, a sometimes lacerating reviewer who may have commanded a larger audience than any other art critic in history, reaching the masses through 31 years as chief art critic for Time magazine and in a series of multi-part television documentaries...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:04 PM
A museum in England has raised close to £8 million ($12.5 million) to prevent a painting by Edouard Manet from leaving the country. Manet's "Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus" had been purchased by a foreign buyer, but the British government halted the...
| Aug 12, 2012
When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit in 1957, its tiny radio transmitter allowed it to be tracked in space. There was only one instrument in the West that could track the intercontinental ballistic missile...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:26 PM
NEW YORK -- The old "contents may have shifted during flight" warning seemed especially worrying for "One Man, Two Guvnors," the London smash from the National Theatre of Great Britain that opened last week on Broadway.
Although the play by Richard...
| Apr 27, 2012
Bert Weedon was a legendary British guitar player who influenced a generation of budding rock stars with his popular "Play in a Day" instructional book.
Eric Clapton, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison are among...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:57 AM
BP's financial sponsorship of a cultural institution is once again provoking heated words in the arts community. This time, the World Shakespeare Festival has become the center of attention after a group of British actors launched a protest against the...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The long tentacles of Rupert Murdoch'sNews Corp. scandal have ensared many ofBritain's top media figures. The unfolding controversy has now embroiledBritain's culture secretary Jeremy Hunt in what is turning out to be a fight for his political life....