Ronald Pickup, ‘The Crown,’ ‘Darkest Hour’ actor, dead at 80

Ronald Pickup, an actor known for his roles in “The Crown,” “Darkest Hour” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” has died. He was 80. The news was confirmed to BBC…

Jan. 6 under the Capitol Dome: The darkest entry yet in Clio’s tablet

They damn near lost the building. It’s an overwrought metaphor. You’ve heard it before. The Capitol Dome, piercing the Washington, D.C., skyline, is a symbol of democracy. A beacon of…