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Channel Guide MagazineAs they did in America, women in Britain stepped up big time during World War II to help the cause in various capacities. Among these were the many women who worked at Bletchley Park, which became the base of operations for the British government’...
Robin Van Persie had a number in mind when he jumped from Arsenal to Manchester United last summer. And it wasn't the $70 million his new four-year contract was worth. After wearing uniform No. 9 with the Dutch national team and 10 and 11 during his...
Most people have heard about the bout of "Tulipmania" that spread through the Netherlands in the 17th century, but few know about "Pteridomania," or fern madness. In the 19th century, ferns were part of a popular health regimen. People would go into the...
Staff WriterMichael Morpurgo, author of one of the hottest literary properties ever, sat unrecognized as he had breakfast at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas back in January 2012. The British author of "War Horse," a book that has been turned into a Steven Spielberg...
Tags: War Horse (movie), Steven Spielberg, Authors, Arts, Farms
The meaning of some common sayings and phrases don't always mean now what they did once upon a time. The study of the history of the English language--or etymology-- is as complicated as it is intriguing, with many of our words strung together from an...
Tags: Slang, Dance, Entertainment, Entertainment Events
When a friend gets rich and famous and moves to Paris, then prattles on about the nutty things that French dentists say, that's grounds for never speaking to that person again. When the friend in question is an imaginary friend and his name is David...
Tags: Human Interest, Book, Amtrak, China
LONDON -- A gun boomed once a minute, like one of her thunderous speeches in Parliament. Gray skies slowly turned blue, the color of her Conservative Party. And even Big Ben fell quiet, in tribute to a woman who loved nothing more than silencing her foes....
Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
"On the Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" (Gotham Books, $27.50) There would be limited travel without maps. "Maps began as a challenge of the imagination, and they still perform that role," observes author Simon Garfield....
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesWith his new book, “Peter Cushing: A Life in Film,” out on Tuesdsay, author David Miller charts in detail the ......
ALNWICK, England — Has a piece of advice ever seemed so apt, or so frightfully ironic? Thirteen years ago, Stuart Manley stumbled upon a slightly faded red poster tucked at the bottom of a box of books he had bought at auction. Unfolding it, he...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIt’s one of the biggest action set pieces in Paramount’s upcoming pandemic thriller, “World War Z.” A Belarus Airlines flight ......
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