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  • Feeling Bad Never Felt so Good New Surry Opera's 'Threepenny Opera' Strangely Intoxicating, Richly Rewarding

    Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" is not a feel-good, carefree musical. It features thieves, prostitutes, murderers and corrupt cops in Victorian London, singing about the terrible things they have done and the difficult lives they led. If you're looking for "Oklahoma," you have come to the wrong place. Yet, there's something strangely intoxicating about...

  • D.C. Sniper Loses His Bid for a New Maryland Trial

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad does not deserve a new trial in Maryland, a state appeals court ruled Monday in a sharply worded unanimous decision that compared Muhammad to Jack the Ripper. The state Court of Special Appeals said Muhammad terrorized the Washington region in a rampage similar to that of the notorious Victorian serial killer who murdered at least...

  • Nation & World

    British man charged in slayings of 5 prostitutes LONDON - A 48-year-old truck driver who lives in the red-light district of Ipswich appeared in court today charged with the murder of five local prostitutes whose naked bodies were found in rural areas around the eastern England town.

  • The Brothers Boswell

    It's a summer of Boswells. Miller's cloying narrator Bill Boswell takes his name from James Boswell (1740-95), perhaps the world's most famous hanger-on, who parlayed his friendship with groundbreaking English lexicographer Samuel Johnson into a celebrated biography. [Philip Baruth]'s new book is about that first bearer of the name. But, like Miller's novel, this compelling historical thriller...

  • Twist; Directed by Jacob Tierney

    By now you've probably heard that there's a movie based on Oliver Twist, only the characters are prostitutes in Canada instead of thieves in London. Sigh--it's true. The one strong element is Nick Stahl, who's certainly the most talented actor here. He's in touch with his dark side enough to give him that certain mysterious watchable something. Even though without him the movie would be...

  • British Police Have Focus for Murders

    LONDON - Police investigating the murders of five prostitutes in a town in eastern England said Saturday they have no formal suspects but are focusing on 50 to 100 people they want to question. Police also released closed-circuit television footage from the train where one victim, 24-year-old Anneli Alderton, was last seen Dec. 3 - the date of the footage - in an effort to track her movements...

  • Sex slaves and the surveillance slate: why 'human trafficking' is a dangerous term.

    ... agencies have imprisoned and sterilized hundreds of thousands of women who worked as prostitutes, taken their children from them, forced them onto the streets and into dependent relationships with ...Braun was astonished to find that in London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, and Brussels, prostitutes were considered by authorities and the cultures ...

  • Lyric Opera Presenting Weill's 'Street Scene'

    In composer Kurt Weill's most famous work, "The Three Penny Opera," he and librettist Bertolt Brecht took John Gay's 18th century "Beggar's Opera" and reworked it into a scathing commentary on social inequities. Peopled by thieves, beggars and prostitutes, the story still takes place in 18th century London, but it's told with the idioms of early popular early-20th century...

  • Straight Dope

    Even within the same city, you can find extremes. A typical high-end call girl in the Knightsbridge section of London can easily set you back $250 or $300. My assistant Una once saw an advertisement in a phone booth while on a London shopping spree, touting "We're identical twins, bisexual, and have no taboos." As one might imagine, the listed price was steep: north of $750 for an hour's...

  • A& E Should Learn From Duck Debacle ; From the Left

    By the time public relations executive Justine Sacco ended her 12-hour flight from London to South Africa, her offensive tweet had gone viral. "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" it said. Within hours, Inter-Active Corp. fired the communications director. Sacco issued a public apology to South Africans, explaining it was easy to be cavalier about its ...

  • Political Mud-Slinging As Old, and American, As Apple Pie

    Don't blame Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the ugly tone of the 2012 presidential race. Blame John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They started it. The Election of 1800 was the first time candidates campaigned on partisan platforms, and it's been that way ever since.

  • 'Mr. Clean' Soiled ; Spitzer in Bergen Call-Girl Scandal

    Eliot Spitzer's tenure as New York governor was on the brink of collapse Monday night after he was caught on an FBI wiretap allegedly soliciting a prostitute from a call-girl ring run by two Cliffside Park residents. The former corruption-fighting attorney general, known as "Mr. Clean," may have violated federal law by arranging the transportation of a prostitute across state lines from ...

  • Around the World

    'The Derby Day' could fetch $800,000 LONDON (AP) -- A long-lost Victorian painting that hung in a family's unlocked New England beach house for half a century could fetch $800,000 when it is sold next month, Christie's auction house said Tuesday.

  • Thriller 'Now You See Me' Resurrects Jack the Ripper

    The fascination with Jack the Ripper, who terrorized London's Whitechapel area beginning in 1888, never seems to wane. While S.J. Bolton uses the Ripper legend in her excellent fourth thriller, this British author succeeds in ways that many authors have not. In "Now You See Me," Bolton parallels Jack the Ripper's crimes with the string of insidious gang rapes of young girls in some of...

  • Composing Duo Amps Things Up for 'Ripper' Musical Re-Do

    If you go What: "Jack the Ripper" When: 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Where: WVSU Capitol Center Theater Tickets: $10 for adults, $6 for students, at the door Info: 304-342- 6522 Veteran community theater actor Kevin Pauley recalls a production he did for Dan Kehde and Mark Scarpelli three years ago as one of the most intense he's ever experienced.

  • The Worst Street in London. (Reprint, 2008)

    ...REVIEW: An early survey of London called Dorset Street near Spitalfields: "the worst street in respect of poverty, misery, vice." This is where Jack the Ripper murdered prostitutes. The author of London's Docklands: The Lost Quarter (Ian Allen, 2009) chronicles the street's history from being a refuge for immigrants to its recent redevelopment. The book includes maps, period ...

  • Jack the Ripper Vs Dexter Morgan: ; a Comparison of the Serial Killers

    ...31, 1888, Jack the Ripper killed his first of five victims in the Whitechapel area of London, England. All five were women and all were prostitutes. Each died from having her throat slit, and ...

  • Max Mosley's European Privacy Law Fight.

    ... found in his favour over a front page article and pictures about his activities with prostitutes in a London flat. Mosley was awarded [pounds]60,000 damages. . He now seeks to show that in ...

  • 5 Bodies Raise Fears of Serial Killer in England

    IPSWICH, England - The search for a serial killer who preys on prostitutes in eastern England intensified Tuesday with the discovery of two more bodies, and detectives warned sex workers "to get off the streets as soon as possible. The two bodies found Tuesday haven't been identified, but the detective leading the investigation said it was likely they were those of Annette Nicholls and...

  • Death Trip

    Actually, this cinematic pooper-scooper has two things going for it: a covetous, tourist's eye view of London and the luscious Scarlett Johansson. Not coincidentally, these were crucial elements in Match Point, [Woody Allen]'s autumnal comeback effort from last year. What made Match Point work, however, was an unusually earnest script. Despite the story's clear debt to the work of Patricia...

  • Briefly

    Maryland Court rejects sniper's appeal

  • Enigmatic Novelist Delivers Another Dense, Majestic Plot

    Thus far, both the Library of America and the Nobel prize givers have declined to honor him, despite impressive (if not oppressive) evidence that Thomas Pynchon is an American writer like none other before him. Behind the cloak of reclusiveness he has worn for more than 40 years lurks the possessor of a versatile intelligence that straddles almost casually what C.P. Snow called the two cultures...

  • Clickback On Mlk

    The day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was remembered with a national holiday, ClickBack seeks comment from editorial page readers on the state of his dream and the way Gov. Paul LePage marked it. The ongoing debate about gun control laws and the use of surveillance cameras are also topics for consideration and comment. Was Gov. LePage justified in bluntly snubbing the NAACP?

  • East End Means

    AS AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY infrastructural enterprise, London's canal system took shape to move the countryside's raw products into the city's industrial districts. In the mid-19th-century it declined due to the railroads, and fell almost completely out of use as Britain's automotive era expanded in the 1960s. While the neighborhoods are frequently gritty, any grit in the practitioners is more like ...

  • Cellphones Endanger Aids Fight ; Cheap Technology Gives Autonomy to Prostitutes in India -- With a Price

    One result of the spread of cellphones in India is that more prostitutes have become independent of brothels, a development that has made AIDS prevention harder. Millions once bought sex in the narrow alleys of Kamathipura, a vast red-light district here. But prostitutes with inexpensive mobile phones are luring customers elsewhere, and that is endangering the astonishing progress India has made...