| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 PM
LONDON – After exhaustive – and exhausting – debate, lawmakers in Ireland approved a controversial bill early Friday spelling out strict rules under which abortions can be performed, the first time that the Roman Catholic nation has...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday jets off to Ireland and Germany for a two week summer vacation.
Brown said he plans to meet with the Irish prime minister and German government officials while there, but hopes to spend most of his time as a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:42 PM
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — As training camp nears, as well as his second season on the sidelines, coach Bill O'Brien believes Penn State is headed in the right direction amid NCAA-imposed sanctions.
O'Brien addressed the media on Friday, joined by...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:49 PM
SOUTH BEND – It's a crime so unsettling that it even prompted South Bend police to tweet about it in disbelief.
"Working an armed robbery at the Salvation Army Store on East Ireland Road. Really? The Salvation Army? -- ¿#low¿"
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A Norwegian-made, English-language film set in Ireland, Kenya and Afghanistan, and starring French luminary Juliette Binoche, would seem to wear its internationalism on its sleeve. Yet globe-trotting, at least to war zones, forms the central conflict in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing?
Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The immigrant experience in the United States is as varied as each individual who leaves family, friends and a familiar culture to forge a new life in a strange land. Yet not everything is left behind.
In the West Coast premiere of "Brendan," a...
| Sep 15, 2013
Jenni Laidman rounds up three fiction audiobook worth checking out.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:32 AM
What does a great city-sponsored music festival look like?
A superb example comes in the form of the 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago, which since its inception has offered a combination of outdoor events downtown and indoor performances in some...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.
Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" was well reviewed...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The Tsugaru Channel is part of the Ocean's Seven. Think of the Seven Summits for mountain climbers, and this is the version for marathon swimmers. The complete list of Oceans Seven swims:
Irish Channel between Ireland and Scotland
Cook Strait in New...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks is coming up -- which is a good enough reason to do a lot of TV specials commemorating those events.
Not to be confused, although it's understandable why someone might, with an onslaught of...