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Earlier today, Jemima Khan—an associate editor at The Independent and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair—Tweeted out a wonderfully juicy rumor: that Rupert Murdoch was refused a table at a posh London restaurant last night.
The art world is giddy in London this week, where a slew of auctions of million-dollar art are taking off. There’s been record prices for a Rodin that caused a queasy sensation in its day, a Salvador Dali of a floating poet and Warhol’s candy-red “Self-portrait”, which Larry bought (likely for a client).
Here, Read More
Kate Middleton: How did she do it? What happenstance of childhood moments conspired to bring about this prince-bagging commoner? Was there a specific element, a key to this alluring concoction of shiny smile and shiny hair? Perhaps the hamlet that bore her — could that be the defining reason for Kate’s magnetism, a look and Read More
Don’t get your knickers in a knot, Londoners, but the Tube queue come the day of your prince and princess’ holy matrimony may be longer than the one at a pub loo during a big football match.
The ASLEF union of underground drivers is threatening to strike on April 29, that fateful day of marriage, Read More
The ranking of the five most expensive markets for office space—London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai and Moscow—remained unchanged over the last year, according to CB Richard Ellis’ semi-annual survey. Office occupancy costs are down 1.3 percent year-over-year in the 175 biggest markets.
The most expensive office market in the world remain’s London’s West End, where Read More
Like many writers — or, rather, people who want to look like writers, or just look more intelligent in general — Jonathan Franzen wears glasses. They are black and fairly oval-shaped, with perked dimples on the top corners of the frames affixed with the usual silver droplet. He has minus eight vision so he wears Read More
Goldman Sachs is doling out midyear bonuses to around 100 London-based partners in the form of stock compensation, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The move is apparently part of an effort to counter a drain of talent from the investment bank after the U.K. implemented a 50 percent tax on bonuses of more Read More
The book tour for A Journey, the tell-all memoir from former British PM Tony Blair, is not exactly going according to plan. Upon arriving in Dublin to meet fans and sign copies of the highly anticipated book, Blair found the event swarmed by anti-war protestors wielding items such as shoes and eggs. These items soon Read More
On Twitter British entertainer Stephen Fry refers to himself as “Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger.” Fry has just announced that he’s about add “Twittertainer” to the mix (we said “Twittertainer,” he didn’t). Fry says he is planning on a one-man show for London and it will be Read More
The 23-year-old British playwright Polly Stenham has an amazing talent. I worry she also had a miserable childhood.
That Face, her debut effort, written when she was 19, debuted at London’s Royal Court in 2007 and then moved to the West End the next year, earning rave reviews and Ms. Stenham the Evening Standard’s award Read More