Violent riots and looting across London resulted in burned-out buildings and hundreds of arrests. What were the origins of London’s conflagration?
08/09/2011 03:15 pm
London riots continued for a third night Monday and spread to other cities, causing Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short his holiday and hold crisis talks.
08/09/2011 11:09 am
The London riots and looting this weekend were among the worst civil disturbances Britain has seen in a quarter-century. Some blamed government spending cuts for sowing unrest and weakening police.
08/08/2011 05:59 pm
Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.
06/16/2011 06:15 pm
Nigel Slater – the celebrity cook (and yes, that's cook, not chef) – is Britain's best-kept secret soon to be shared with the United States.
04/19/2011 12:16 pm
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The one they called the "quiet Beatle" was born on Feb. 25, 1943 – which would have made today his 68th birthday. If you've been missing the man ranked at No. 21 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," you can of course simply turn up the volume on "All Things Must Pass." Or you can pick up a book. I'd advise one of the five below.
02/25/2011 10:37 am
What can there possibly be that we don't already know about the Beatles? Read this book to find out.
01/23/2011 06:05 am
Veteran music reporter Peter Doggett offers a heartbreaking but fascinating account of the postbreakup Beatles.
01/13/2011 06:10 am