Author Archives: Paul Hechinger

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WATCH: The British Are Invading Your ‘Community’

That headline, which makes us sound like some modern day Paul Revere, should have gotten your attention. But of course you noticed the quotes around the word “community,” indicating that it’s not your schools or even ...

Academy Awards Recap: Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Skyfall’ Make Oscar History

The biggest British-related award of the evening was the one that, as was widely expected, went to Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor in the title role of Lincoln.

The James Bonds Who Won’t Be at the Oscar Tribute

After weeks of speculation that all six James Bonds might appear at the Oscars, the latest word is that there will not be a 007 reunion this Sunday.

Betting on Bond: Which 007s Will Show Up for Oscar Tribute?

Just as bookies all over the world are taking bets on the next Pope, they’re offering wagers on who will win Oscars. British bookmaker William Hill even has a kind of movie version trifecta, a special Lincoln bet bundle.

Cover Story: ‘Bell Jar’ Reprint Artwork Generates Furor – and Parodies

You can’t judge a book by its cover, goes the old saying, but in a new literary row in the UK, people are judging a cover by its book – and, for many, the cover is coming up short.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Are Heading to Broadway

X-Men colleagues Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are going to be reunited on stage in Broadway productions of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land this fall.

Whovians Deluge RSC for Tickets to David Tennant’s ‘Richard II’

David Tennant is not only returning to BBC America – the former Doctor Who actor will also be going back to the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he will be playing Richard II later this year.

Royal Roundup: Queen’s Gifts Include ‘Honorary’ Llama

What do you get for the monarch who has everything?

The answer, reports BBC News, was released by Buckingham Palace this week in the form of a list of gifts that the Queen has received during her Diamond Jubilee.

Royal Roundup: Prince Charles Warns of ‘Poisoned Chalice’ Legacy for his Grandchild

The Prince of Wales is once again warning about the environmental dangers facing the planet, this time putting his fears in the form of concern for his grandchild’s generation.

‘The Chimes’ – Charles Dickens’ New Year’s ‘Carol’

Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.