| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
When Andrew Abrahamson and Pedro Shanahan helped create the menu for the newly opened Bar Jackalope, a dusky 18-seat lounge ornamented with ersatz taxidermy of the mythical creature and devoted to whiskey from around the globe, they of course included...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Seamus Heaney was already one of Ireland's best-known poets when the sectarian violence of "The Troubles" swept through Northern Ireland in the 1970s and '80s. An Irish Republican activist spotted him on a train and challenged Heaney to craft some words...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The attorney for a 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to "sextorting" photos via hacked personal computers of at least dozen women including Miss Teen USA, said his client has autism, but that it was no excuse for the behavior.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:41 PM
If you're listening to Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" right now, thank Ireland's Rollercoaster Records.
The Kilkenny record store jumped the gun on the Oct. 29 release date by putting the album on sale early. As things do today, it instantly spread to all...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Facebook is taking its friendship with Frank Gehry across the Atlantic, reportedly signing the Los Angeles architect to work on new office space in Dublin, Ireland, where the company already has a major presence. He will also design new office space for...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:08 AM
If you were one of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans left scratching your head after Charlie Hunnam was first cast as Christian Grey, you were probably even more perplexed when it was announced Jamie Dornan would take over the role.
On Wednesday evening,...
| Dec 16, 2013
He was tall, lean and handsome, with vivid blue eyes and a distinctive voice that film critic David Thomson once likened to "a rapier that has been used to stir the cream."
Peter O'Toole, who donned flowing white robes and rode a camel to movie...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:29 PM
When you're a publisher looking for an experienced actor to narrate the audiobook version of your latest title, your short list of names will likely include that of Michael Boatman. Raised in Chicago, Boatman is best known for his recurring roles on ABC's...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The themes of Black Friday and the Snow Owl Market, its symbol the cotton-white visage of the referenced bird, could not be more stark.
Black Friday, of course, is a military strike executed by jackbooted thugs high on the smell of coupons and the...
| Oct 1, 2013
In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Back in 2000, when John Updike assembled "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," he included "Death of a Favorite," by J.F. Powers. Interviewing Updike at the time, I mentioned how pleased I was to see Powers in the collection. "He was once, you...