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  • Le Pacte Embarks Distributors On 'Timbuktu' and 'Salt of the Earth' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS- Rolling off a busy Cannes market, Le Pacte has almost sold out a pair of critically-acclaimed official selection players: Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" and Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado's "Salt of the Earth." Acquired last week by...
  • Review: 'No Country' by Kalyan Ray

    Review: 'No Country' by Kalyan Ray
    Ships set sail from Ireland to India; from Ireland to Canada; from Italy to America and everywhere in between, in Kalyan Ray's new epic novel, "No Country." As Ray tells it, "no country" has many meanings: it is abandonment, it is loss of identity, it...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

    Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    In Ireland, families huddled together and died by the thousands, killed by typhus and starvation. In the agriculturally rich province of Yunnan, China, some parents sold children for a mouthful of rice. In the delta of the Bay of Bengal, cholera killed...
  • Interview: New heights for 'Transformers' stars in city

    Interview: New heights for 'Transformers' stars in city
    There were about 15 teenagers on what looked like a field trip earlier this month at the John Hancock Center, and not one of them seemed to recognize “Transformers: Age of Extinction” co-stars Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. They carried on...
  • Jameson sets Jack Daniel's target amid Irish whiskey revival

    Jameson sets Jack Daniel's target amid Irish whiskey revival
    LONDON — At a Jameson factory dating from the 18th century near Ireland's Cork, the world's biggest Irish whiskey producer has staked its future in a new facility with three shiny stills used to produce spirits. The distillery is key to making...
  • Eileen Ivers Bringing Her Irish Fusion Sounds And Immigrant Soul To The Kate

    Eileen Ivers Bringing Her Irish Fusion Sounds And Immigrant Soul To The Kate
    As a precociously smart, athletic tomboy, Eileen Ivers, a future world heavyweight champion Irish fiddler, had a natural gift for stickball, playing on the streets of her Bronx neighborhood where she was raised by her Irish immigrant parents in a loving...
  • Living life in jig time

    Living life in jig time
    For a while, Irish dancing was a bona fide phenomenon, storming America on the jackhammer heels of Michael Flatley and the thunderous cast of "Riverdance" and its imitators. "Riverdance" concluded its lengthy farewell tour a couple of years ago and...
  • AbbVie's $46 billion bid for Irish rival rejected

    AbbVie's $46 billion bid for Irish rival rejected
    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire Plc said Friday it had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc., thwarting, at least for now, the company’s attempt to tap into the London-listed company’s low tax rate....
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety's Critics' Choice Lineup

    The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
  • BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming

    The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Paths of Glory" and "Gallipoli" -- and now, as the centenary of the outbreak of the "war to end all wars" approaches on July...
  • Tony Goldwyn, Richard LaGravanese Talk WE tv's 'The Divide' in a Post-Racial Society

    Pressing palms late into Thursday night at midtown Manhattan's ritzy Tuscan eatery Circo, Tony Goldwyn -- "Scandal's" President Fitz and co-creator of WE tv's new drama "The Divide" -- painted the show in humble hues. "This was an idea that started...