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BLOG WATCH> Fifty Years Of Ed Ruscha On ArtObserved

AO Art Observed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Currently on view at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, through September 5, is Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting. This exhibition, which is a coll...

Dead British Spy Was Found 'Padlocked In Bag'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The body of Gareth Williams, the British spy found dead in London last month, had been padlocked into a sports bag and was in "an advanced state of de...

PHOTOS: California, The Andes, China, And 6 More Of The Most Polluted Places In The World

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

From the highways of Los Angeles to the Citarum River of Bandung, Indonesia, earth's most polluted city of Linfen, China to the streets of London, the...

PHOTOS: STREET ART: Which City Has The Best Street Art?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Each city has its own style in every respect -- food, society, culture, and... street art. Street art, a tamer name for graffiti artists whose work h...

Seattle Art Museum Exhibit Focuses on Kurt Cobain

Chris Gray Faust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Chris Gray Faust

Maybe there's something useful in revisiting the icons of your past, if only to see how much your tastes have evolved.

Body Of Suspected British Spy Found Stuffed In Bag In His Apartment

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Detectives searching for a missing British spy said Wednesday they had launched a murder investigation after a body matching the man's ...

PHOTOS: A Run-In With Prince William

Martha McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Martha McCully

I didn't plan to go on vacation with Prince William, but I always happen to be where the action is, for better or worse.

DANCE: Michael Clark Company Takes Over Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

e-flux.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For Part I of his choreographic project at Tate Modern, Michael Clark and his company have been resident in the Turbine Hall for seven weeks, making t...

Pope Bans Booze, Vuvuzelas From UK Visit (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britons hoping to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to to the United Kingdom next month have been told to leave the booze, among o...

Tea Tasting

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charlotte Safavi

When I first moved to America, I only bought Earl Grey tea at Fortnum & Mason in London. Not only did my habit cost far too much in airfares, the ele...

DJ Qualls: Putting the "Character" in Character Actor

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

The name DJ Qualls may not resonate immediately, but you'd likely know him if you saw his photo. His breakthrough role was in the film Road Trip.

INTERNATIONAL ART: Seven Top Exhibits To See Around The World, Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

1. "I Love You" at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aros Alle 2, Arhus, Denmark, through September 12, arospresse.dk Romance in all its disparate permutation...

Barclays FINED Nearly $300 Million For Trading With Iran, Cuba, Sudan

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Barclays Bank PLC has agreed to pay $298 million over criminal allegations that it illegally engaged in financial transactions with...

ARCHITECTURE: Tanzanian Architect David Adjaye On Photography, Books, And Africa

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Best known for his innovative, sometimes controversial structures, the award-winning architect David Adjaye has for the last 10 years been photographi...

INTERNATIONAL ART: Ten Can't Miss Exhibits In London, On Now

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

ARTINFO UK sends its picks for the top ten must-see shows in London. Exhibitions in this season range from sprawling retrospectives of greats like pa...

UK Issues Etiquette Guide For 2012 Olympics

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LONDON — Hold off from hugging an Indian, don't be alarmed if the French are rude and never mistake a Canadian for an American. Britain's natio...

First Job: Mailboy for The Beatles

Jim Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Powell

"How would you like to work for the Beatles?" they said. Fifteen minutes later I was walking through the front door of Apple Corporation in Savile Row, reporting for duty in the postroom.

The NBA Is Going To London

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — Those high-flying slam dunks and long-distance 3-pointers are going to mean a lot more to the London crowd next year when the NBA plays...

Man Survives Flight Hidden In Wheel Well Of Jet

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — A 20-year-old Romanian looking for work hid in the wheel well of a jet in Vienna and survived a 90-minute flight to London, police said...

WATCH: BLOG WATCH> Suki Chan: Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk On Daily Serving

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A city as large and as densely populated as London is sure to be brimming with such varied experiences. There are the stories of those who have been t...

WATCH: UNDERGROUND ART: London Artists Find New Home In A Warehouse

Paper Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paper Magazine

Artists need space. Artists need studios. Artists usually can't afford either of the aforementioned in London, so out comes the community-based...

Why Joan Collins and I talked About Porn's Profit Margins

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard C. Morais

Earlier this year, the director James Ivory of Merchant Ivory Productions paid touching tribute in the Times to his late partner-producer of 40 years, Ismail Merchant. Recalling this, I am moved to write about my own experience with the man.

Sing To Me: Opera In Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, And London

Nicole Campoy-Leffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nicole Campoy-Leffler

IL POSTINO WHO: LA Opera WHAT:Il Postino, music by Daniel Catan WHEN: September 23 - October 16, 2010 WHERE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 North Gran...

ARTS OUTREACH: Louis Vuitton's Inaugural Young Arts Project "Academy"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON-- This week heralds Louis Vuitton's Young Arts Project's inaugural "academy" -- a five-day intensive workshop that is a part of the larger prog...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Fiona Tan Reveals The Abandoned Industry Of Inujima

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Fiona Tan WHAT: 'Cloud Island and Other New Works' WHEN: September 17th - October 29th, 2010 PV Spetember 16th WHERE: Frith Street Gallery 17-...