| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The first-ever global longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced Wednesday, and includes four Americans. For 2014, books written in English and published in Britain were eligible, regardless of the author's nationality.
Americans on the list are...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:32 PM
I was glad to see Jesus has returned to my church. He had been gone for about six months.
I'm speaking, of course, about the statue of Jesus outside the church, St. Ann's in Emmaus. Jesus is inside all the time, they tell us, at home in the tabernacle....
| Jun 27, 2014
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS- Paco Torres' "Blue Guitar," one of the standout projects pitched at Paris' Small is Biutiful co-production/distribution meet (pictured above), is coming together.
"Guitar" turns on Elias, a 30-year-old Palestinian music teacher whose wife and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Garth Brooks offered up what he called a simple solution to the controversy in Ireland over his five canceled concerts: “Open it up for five nights, let everybody have fun, then go to work on never letting it happen again.”
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Lost in the news on Wednesday about the first batch of American nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize -- which, for the first time in the 46-year history of the award, has been opened to writers beyond the U.K., the Commonwealth and Ireland -- was...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Like movie previews, Million Preview Day gets people hooked on the plot but doesn't give away the ending.
Historically, the first place finishers in the four Million Preview Day races that will be run Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:14 AM
HAUTACAM France (Reuters) - Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, a 145.5-km ride from Pau, to retain the overall leader's yellow jersey.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:43 AM
A "plum gig" for musicians and an intimate haven for folk music lovers is closing in August.
The Stained Glass Coffeehouse, located within the Congregational Church in Deerfield, will stage a final and free concert on Aug. 16. Senior pastor Blair Hull,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:47 PM
A mother-daughter combination from Poquoson sparked their team to first place in their flight as the USTA Virginia 18-and-over district championships continued at Huntington Park, Old Dominion and Christopher Newport.
Charo Hunter and her daughter...