Today in the city Century 20.07.2017
'Swan Upping': Inside the 800-year-old British tradition of catching swans for the Queen

LONDON — Have you ever watched a grown man try and catch a swan? No? Well, you should. You really, really should. One of the weirder quirks of British tradition is that the Queen can claim owner...


How Goal! Went from a Wild Idea to a Cult Movie Franchise for Football Fans

"I told the girl in the book shop I was looking for "How to be a Film Producer". She looked out the window and saw the Ferrari, heard the English accent, and suddenly I’m waking up the following...


Salvador Dali exhumed for paternity test

The body of surrealist artist Salvador Dali is being exhumed from the Dal'i Theatre-Museum in Figueres, north-eastern Spain. Samples will be taken from his body for a paternity test after a woman clai...


21st Century Fox Must Wait for U.K. Decision on Bid for Sky

The British government said that it would not make a decision on 21 Century Fox’s takeover bid for Sky before Parliament breaks for summer Thursday but added that a decision could be announced “...


Report: A third of dementia cases could be prevented

Lifestyle changes can make a big difference in fighting "the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century"


'Khichuri': An Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With A Global Influence

Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.


Of course Republicans can't repeal ObamaCare. It's because they're conservative.

"Conservative," "liberal," and "progressive" don't mean what you think they mean. But it's not your fault. In common American parlance, we use "conservative" to refer to those who want a smaller gover...


The media's Pope Francis problem

The media does not understand Pope Francis. It's not just that The New York Times and other mainstream media outlets delight in reporting on the pope's off-the-cuff utterances without any necessary co...


MSNBC’s Joy Reid: GOP’s Collins, Murkowski, Capito Leading a ‘Resistance’ to Donald Trump

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” network host Joy Reid said Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) stalled efforts in the Senat...


Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ Battles ‘Girls Trip,’ While ‘Valerian’ Looks to Sputter

“Dunkirk” is ready for battle against a duo of 28th century special operatives, and a gaggle of wild women on a weekend getaway. During a rare summer weekend that brings three non-sequel, non-franchis...


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