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Tribune theater criticSyd Barrett, the one-time frontman and songwriter for Pink Floyd, is an unlikely metaphor for both the stubbornness of the academic British communists and the Stalinist corruption of the Czech socialist ideal. After all, this troubled musician disappeared...
Covent Garden Underground: Late-night Tube riders say they sometimes see a theatrical performer — murdered by a rival in 1897 — standing on the Covent Garden platform. He wears a hat, gray suit and gloves and waits patiently for the train he...
Zap2It.com"The Golden Compass," New Line's adaptation of the first part of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, finally has a leading lady. After an open casting call throughout England, producers have chosen newcomer Dakota Blue Richards to take the...
Tags: University of Oxford, England, Education
Few outside the Anglican hierarchy would have recognized John Sentamu's name before June 2005, when he was tapped as the Church of England's first black archbishop. But five months later, when his enthronement ceremony at York Minster cathedral...
Special To The SunAs Women's History Month draws to a close, visitors to the Cambridge and Bucktown area of Dorchester County can explore the lives of two Eastern Shore women who became legends of American and Maryland history: Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. Tubman's...
The Welsh mountain fog mesmerized me with its surreal beauty, whipping over the craggy peaks and ridgelines, riding the constant winds that sculpt the bleak rock face of the mountains. But it is more than the constantly shifting fog that shrouds...
Sun StaffAbout noon on Feb. 28, 1953, two men burst into their favorite pub, a scruffy spot called The Eagle near their Cambridge University laboratory. As people sipped their beers and forked down shepherd's pie, one of the men gleefully announced: "We have...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNobel laureate Francis Crick, who with James Watson made one of the seminal discoveries of modern science 50 years ago -- the double-helix structure of DNA -- has died. He was 88. Crick died Wednesday night at Thornton Hospital in San Diego after a...
Special to The TimesHanging beneath the water-stained eaves of the Atlanta Hotel is a hand-stenciled sign: "This is the place you're looking for — if you know it. If you don't, you'll never find it." A more blunt notice is posted nearby: "Sex tourists not welcome."...
Special To The SunThe Eastern Shore and art? To most outsiders, that usually means only one thing: ducks. Duck paintings. Duck sculptures. Duck decoys. But look beyond the surface and you'll discover a region that's redefining itself -- quite rightly -- as a serious arts...
Times Staff WriterShe was extraordinarily gifted. She was beautiful. She had a passionate marriage to a handsome, equally gifted man. She experienced what's been described as "a prolonged, high-pitched ecstasy like nothing else in literature." And then she died,...
Tags: Robert Lowell, Poetry, Ted Hughes, Paul Newman, Michael Gambon
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