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  • 9 Irish whiskeys to try right now

    9 Irish whiskeys to try right now
    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...
  • Seamus Heaney dies at 74; Irish poet won Nobel Prize for literature

    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...
  • Man admits 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA

    Man admits 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA
    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. Jared James...
  • Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' leaks; band posts full album stream

    Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' leaks; band posts full album stream
    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...
  • Facebook hires architect Frank Gehry for Dublin, London offices

    Facebook hires architect Frank Gehry for Dublin, London offices
    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...
  • Jamie Dornan: Five things to know about the new Christian Grey

    Jamie Dornan: Five things to know about the new Christian Grey
    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,...
  • Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar

    Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar
    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...
  • Actor Michael Boatman discusses audiobook work, authorship

    Actor Michael Boatman discusses audiobook work, authorship
    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...
  • Weekend preview: Holiday shopping in black and white

    Weekend preview: Holiday shopping in black and white
    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...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    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...
  • Ireland OKs abortion in some cases in blow to Catholic Church

    Ireland OKs abortion in some cases in blow to Catholic Church
    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. President...
  • J.F. Powers' 'Suitable Accommodations' is a peek at his life

    J.F. Powers' 'Suitable Accommodations' is a peek at his life
    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...