Prince Charles recently revived a 500-year-old tradition by appointing 20-year-old Catrin Finch Harpist to the Prince of Wales (benefits include a salary of $5,600 and a gold brooch). That has created interest in some of Great Britain’s other ancient titles.
In response to a rare meningitis outbreak early this year, Edmonton’s Capital Health Authority launched a massive immunization campaign. With medical and administrative staff from across the region pressed into service, 170,000 children and teenagers received vaccinations over a two-week period in February.By Brian Bergman5 min
A while ago, Moses Znaimer—multimedia visionary, CEO and executive producer of Citytv, Bravo!, MuchMusic, and a bunch of other TV outlets—was asked to speak to an international conference of media educators in Toronto. The audience, Moses knew, contained skeptics who either regard television as a necessary evil, or simply as evil, period.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
On the roof of a Brooklyn loft, with the Manhattan skyline blazing in the back-ground, my good friend Dana wed her dreamy companion, Annie, over declarations of “love” and “forever.” Although their wedding will not be officially recognized, these two women did it anyway.By David Coffey3 min
Died: Sir John Gielgud, 96, was world-acclaimed as an actor and perhaps most of all for his voice: in his 75-year acting career, it was compared to almost every musical instrument. Along with Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Ralph Richardson, Gielgud brought many of the greatest Shakespeare performances to the British stage.
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