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London: Churchill's Bedroom

Barry Singer | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Touring The Churchill War Rooms with Phil Reed as our guide was one such pleasure. Built in 1939 as the Cabinet War Rooms, the complex comprises the bunker built beneath Whitehall for Churchill and his cabinet to hunker down in.

JK Rowling Rushes To The Defense Of Calais' Migrant Church

The Huffington Post UK | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion

 JK Rowling has taken to Twitter to launch a stinging attack on the British newspaper Daily Express's front page, which features a critical ...

Free Media Initiative Brings Together Libyan Politicians and Citizens for Peaceful Dialogue

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

One woman from Benghazi, an eastern city in Libya, expressed her belief that "water and electricity are important, but we also need a constitution. We need to regain our political livelihood."

Tickety Boo

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

He said "Tickety Boo." I thought I'd stumbled onto a set of Call the Midwife, and overheard Chummy explaining something. But no, it was the box office guy telling us how things worked, and then he said "tickety boo." Toto, we are so not in Kansas anymore.

The BBC Is Filming "Songs Of Praise" At Migrant Church In Calais And Some People Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.08.2015 | Religion

The BBC's decision to film a special edition of 'Songs Of Praise' from Calais' biggest migrant camp has inflamed opinions, with critics branding ...

Save the BBC!

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

If you really think that The BBC would be better off as a commercial enterprise, here is what I would suggest. Why don't you come over to my place in New York, and we can have a marathon session of American commercial TV?

BBC Anchor Trivializes Iran Threat to Israel

David Harris | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
David Harris

I'm not new to media comments that go over the top, especially when it happens on the BBC in regard to Israel-related matters. Much has already been written on the topic and it's not for me to rehash it here. But your words were ill-informed at best, malicious at worst.

Mental Illness and Criminal Insanity: Is There a Link?

Liv Raimonde | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Stereotypes continue to linger around mental illness. However it is time we as a society dig deeper and learn more about what it means to be mentally ill. People who suffer from mental illness are not the criminals. It seems to be the exact opposite. They are in fact more likely to be the victims.

Incredible 'Bad Blood' Cover That Even Taylor Swift Is Freaking Out Over

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Teen

Taylor Swift just had a major fangirl moment -- for a fan! 18-year-old Alessia Cara is certainly not the first fan to upload a cover of T. Swift's ...

"One Day At a Time": Q&A With Robin Ellis, the "Original Ross Poldark," on Poldark, Cooking, and Life

Pam Stucky | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

Masterpiece Theatre has done it again -- literally. Since early March, millions of people around the world have been captivated by the story of Ross Poldark in Poldark, Masterpiece's adaptation of Winston Graham's series, set in Cornwall in the late 18th century.

BBC To Slash More Than 1,000 As Viewers Turn To Internet

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs because it expects to receive 150 million pounds ($234 million) less than for...

Watch Obama Discuss Climate Change With Naturalist Sir David Attenborough

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama is a major fan of Sir David Attenborough, the celebrated British naturalist and TV host who has created and narrated numerous s...

How American Students Get A University Degree For Basically Nothing In Germany

BBC | Posted 06.10.2015 | College

More than 4,600 US students are fully enrolled at Germany universities, an increase of 20% over three years. At the same time, the total student debt ...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Downton Abbey, Grantchester and Beyond: Q&A With Composer John Lunn

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If you want a spectacular score to accompany your British drama series, then look no further than John Lunn, the maestro behind the music for Grantchester, Little Dorrit, The White Queen, Shetland and Downton Abbey.

Television Talker Michael Essany's Name Resurfaces in Debate Over the Future of Late Night

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

While still in his early teens, Michael Essany was publicly hailed by a venerable tapestry of entertainment and broadcasting icons as the future of late night chat shows - in both the U.S. and U.K.

How to Save a Fortune in the TV News Business -- The UK Shows the Way

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.20.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

While The BBC does not release its spending on election night coverage, The BBC apparently spends about £7m a day on making their programs. They don't make them cheap. We do know what the students at the University of Winchester spent on their election night coverage. £100. Now, clearly there is a major difference.

Filming 'Planet Earth' Was Even Crazier Than The Documentary Itself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

It's strange to think how we can now watch the BBC's "Planet Earth" on Netflix, curled up in our pajamas with all the blankets, cookies ...

For Her 100th Birthday, Woman With No Family Or Friends Gets Cards From Generous Strangers

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News

No one should have to spend a birthday alone, especially when it’s a 100th birthday. At the end of the month, Sheffield, England, resident Winnie...

Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

Activists Need to Embrace Crypto Currencies to Leverage Their Success

Max Keiser | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Max Keiser

Activists can improve their alternative media success by embracing alternative currencies like Bitcoin. I live in Britain where I've just witnessed an entire generation of activists get their clock's cleaned by a Conservative sweep in the May 7th Parliamentary elections.

Get Up Close and Personal With a Dalek At The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Chris Barnes | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Barnes

Every classic science fiction show has an epic soundtrack. This fall, American fans of the television series will be able to hear it live at the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 7, 2015.

Across the Whoniverse

Roz Warren | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I first got hooked on "Doctor Who" as a teenager in the '70s, but stopped watching as I got older. When I recently checked the 2010 season out of the library, I quickly got sucked right back in. I've got plenty of catching up to do, since the show has been running for decades.

French Muslims Struggle To Feel Accepted By Their Country After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

BBC | Shaista Aziz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion

Almost two months on from the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office and the Jewish supermarket in Paris, the "Je Suis Charlie" banners, stickers and gra...

The Mission to Make Drinking Tap Water Easier

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Isn't it time for a fresh approach? Rather than regulate against fountains, perhaps Local Government should plan for fountains by publishing a list of pre-approved locations and fountain specifications.