There aren't many days in Los Angeles that warrant the drinking of hot booze, but today is one of those days. Which is apropos, because today is National Hot Toddy day, a cocktail that predates the word "cocktail." No one really knows when and where the hot toddy was invented, although it's known t ... More >>
By now you're fully ensconced in the full-on drama of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, a global event featuring feats of human skill so thrilling that you're likely to have to endure a few marathon sessions yourself -- in front of the telly, that is, unspooling TiVo recordings hour after hour, devotin ... More >>
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The popular Web site stands accused of acting like a "modern-day Mafia"
Craig Murphy.Nine flights to and from London were canceled Thursday morning as a result of volcanic ash above the U.K. that could damage jet engines, LAX officials report. Four flights from London to LAX were nixed while five from LAX to London were a no-go as an Icelandic eruption sent a pl ... More >>
UK's Uncut magazine reports the death of Edward Woodward, star of cult TV shows The Equalizer (US) and Callan (UK), and, more crucially, the 1973 film version of The Wicker Man. The film was remade in 2006 by Neil LaBute (starring Nicolas Cage) as a hysterically misogynistic flop, but the or ... More >>
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Time, gentlemen!Drinkers in the British Isles and Ireland breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the European Parliament voted, after years-long debate, to allow pubs to continue pouring beer in pints -- and not to have to conform to the Continental metrics of half liters. Ever since Britain joined ... More >>
Border crossings, gang colors ... are Scots the Mexicans of England?
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