Rudyard Kipling

Idris and Benedict: Khan vs. Khan

Some days can pass by without a solitary mention or thought of the word ‘Khan,’ whether Kublai, Genghis or otherwise. But that’s not today, oh no.

WATCH: 5 Vintage British Authors Speak!

As it was Book Lovers Day on August 9 and because it’s always exciting to unearth an unimaginable clip on YouTube, here’s a selection in which the voices of venerable writers, taken from the some of the earliest days of ...

Idris Elba Is The New Shere Khan

So, if you were casting voices for a live-action version of The Jungle Book—based on the original stories by Rudyard Kipling, not necessarily the all-singing and essentially unimprovable Disney cartoon version—who would YOU get to ...

Snapshot: 21 Photos of 1920s London

While life in the period drama Downton Abbey seems picturesque for the most part, London during the 1920s was less than idyllic. The 1921 coal miner’s strike sent the city into a state of emergency; the 1926 labor General Strike ...