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First Nighter: James Graham's Politically Enthralling "This House" Gets the National Theatre HD Treatment

David Finkle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If you like theater and you like politics, you're going to jump at the chance to see theater about politics, Then get ready, politically-minded theat...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

When I heard that Margaret Thatcher had died, I immediately flashed back to the afternoon of February 11, 1975 when, on my car radio in London, I first heard the news that Thatcher had been elected leader of the Tory Party. What had been almost universally assumed to be impossible -- the election of a woman from a modest background to the highest position of power within the conservative establishment -- now suddenly seemed to have had been inevitable. And love her or loathe her (the Trafalgar Square "party" to celebrate her death reminds us how many did the latter), Margaret Thatcher was the kind of conviction-driven leader who can bridge the chasm between the impossible and the inevitable. In a week when even an anemic gun control bill had to fight off a filibuster -- and still faces a long, uphill road -- those working for its passage should ask themselves: what would Maggie do?

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

The Perils of Straight-talking on Race

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It isn't much fun being monstered. Poor Katharine Birbalsingh, the former Marxist who was hailed as a messiah at the Tory party conference, has return...

British Parliament Member 'Too Drunk' To Vote On Budget

Mail Online | Simon Walters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A shamed Tory MP has admitted he was too drunk to vote in the debate on the Budget after a night of debauched behaviour on the Commons terrace....

UK Election Day Live Updates

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Follow the latest news out of the UK as Britain goes to the polls on Thursday, May 6. Don't know what's going on? Check out our UK Election Big News p...

Labour Party Fighting for Life Against Conservatives in U.K

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

When the Conservative Party talks about cutting costs, it isn't talking about hurting the rich. The poor will bear the brunt of the new 'streamlined' government as cuts are made to education, health care and welfare.

The Lockerbie Cover-Up Must Be Investigated

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vicky Ward

The Sunday Telegraph claims that Libya paid three doctors for medical evidence that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie killer, had only two or three months to live.

UK and US Share Challenges to Transformational Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig Newmark

In both countries, public servants have already been doing so, providing new means of customer service and engagement. It's slow-building, but real.