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Roald Dahl Musical On London's West End

Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts

London's West End will soon be home to Roald Dahl's Matilda, the beloved children's tale. The story has been adapted into a musical written by Dennis ...

Ingenue Interview: Rosa Rankin-Gee

Nicole Garton | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Nicole Garton

Photo courtesy of Amaury Choay. The Ingénue Interview features select artists and scene-makers from around the w...

18 Years Later, Will Justice Come for Stephen Lawrence?

David A. Love | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
David A. Love

Stephen Lawrence was a black teenager from south-east London who was stabbed to death. Now, after years of allegations of official corruption and the withholding of evidence, two men stand trial for his 18-year-old murder.

WATCH: London's Answer To Milan: Clerkenwell Design Week

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Disorientated from the effects of Salone del Mobile in design capital Milan last month, we were still eagerly ...

Opulent Keith Haring Inspired Shoes

Posted 07.20.2011 | Arts

Award-winning English shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood is no stranger to collaborations. Having created catwalk shoes for the likes of Rodarte and John...

WATCH: Ai Weiwei's Most Political Works

Posted 07.19.2011 | Arts

With the media's extensive coverage of Ai Weiwei's politically-charged detention in China, reports have consistently described the provocateur as the ...

WATCH: 96 Ways Of Capturing Loneliness

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.19.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

It is some years ago that London-based photographer and filmmaker, Laurence Von Thomas, started his pictorial...

Queen's Irish Visit Sparks London Bomb Threat

AP | GREGORY KATZ and SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

LONDON — Much of central Dublin has been closed off by police to prepare for the landmark visit of Queen Elizabeth II, who is set to become the ...

London Visitors To 'Walk On Water'

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

LONDON -- A Singapore investment company will build a 60 million-pound ($97 million), kilometer-long (half-mile) walkway on the River Thames in time f...

Lightning's About To Strike Plane

AOL.Com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home

Stunning video shows multiple bolts of lightning striking a plane as it descends into London. Luckily, no one was hurt -- and plane didn't even have a...

Astoria Characters: The Internationalista

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

London. Johannesburg and Nairobi. Fort Worth, St. Louis and San Diego. Tokyo and Manhattan. And Astoria. What do they all have in common? Well, let's see... Matthew Peipert.

Sculpting Corpses: A Conversation With Taxidermy Artist Polly Morgan

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Atrial Flutter: Taxidermy Cardinal in Ribcage - Portrait of Polly Morgan by Stuart Hall for SpreadArtCulture © Stuart Hall 2010 I walked into Po...

Weaker Dollar Sends Oil Prices Up

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- Oil prices rose to near $100 a barrel Monday in Asia, bouncing back from last week's plunge, as a weaker U.S. dollar made commodities les...

A Bin Laden Prequel: Flying to Jordan the Day Hussein Was Captured

Julia Schwarz | Posted 07.07.2011 | Travel
Julia Schwarz

There's nothing worse than being woken up in the middle of a transatlantic flight. You're trying valiantly to adjust your biological clock to a new sc...

Royal Observations From the Curb: The Crowds, the Gown, the Crown!

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.06.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

The Windsors have tied the knot yet again. But the wedding of this century has turned out to be very different from the one in 1981 when Prince Charles wed Lady Diana Spencer.

PHOTOS: London's St. Pancras Hotel Reopens After 138 Years

Melanie Nayer | Posted 07.06.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

The new majestic hotel was a divine addition to the classic architecture that lined the city streets. The St. Pancras station and hotel introduced London to a new way of travel and living. Not only was it the first time trains connected in the north side of London, but the hotel was the first to introduce the Ladies' Smoking Room -- the first public room in Europe where women were allowed to smoke, acknowledging the status (and often, wealth) of women.

Commodity Trader Plans Huge IPO, But Not Everyone's Convinced

Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

HONG KONG/LONDON (Elzio Barreto and Clara Ferreira-Marques) - Top commodity trader Glencore sought a strong debut for this month's share offering,...

1923 Royal Wedding Video

Tim Stenovec | Posted 06.29.2011 | Style

A newsreel depicting the 1923 royal wedding shows that even though it's been almost a century since the Queen Mother married, many of the traditions i...

Is This Banksy's Newest Mural?

Tim Stenovec | Posted 06.28.2011 | Arts

Banksy, the elusive British street artist, has been making headlines over the past week. Last Thursday, The Guardian reported that the artist’s f...

Happy 85th Birthday, Queen Elizabeth!

Posted 06.21.2011 | World

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II handed out presents as she celebrated her 85th birthday on Thursday. (Scroll down for photos) The sove...

The Recovered Architect

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Plaster, paint, wooden scaffolding? Smashed, shattered, seemingly left haplessly on the floor of the George an...

From Islamists To Irish Militants, Royal Wedding Threats Worry Security

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - From Islamist and Irish republican militants to anarchists and crazed stalkers, British police appear to be facing a huge array...

WATCH: Joan Miró's Secret Political Side

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts

Curators have a lot to say about the new Joan Miró exhibition at London's Tate Modern. In the video below, journalist Will Gompertz asks Tate Modern ...

Will & Kate Wedding Portrait Made Of Garbage

The Observer | Tom Lamont | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

Of all the cultural figures we approached to pay tribute to the royal wedding, Bob and Roberta Smith chose arguably the most abstract approach. The ea...

Iraqi Immigrant Sentenced In Arizona 'Honor Killing'

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

PHOENIX -- An Iraqi immigrant was sentenced Friday to 34 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for running over and killing his 20-year-old daughter because ...