| Nov 27, 2010
| 10:00 AM
Question: On a trip to Ireland we stayed at a hotel in Dublin that was advertised as "a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city center." It was — until about 2 a.m., when people began leaving the nightclub/pub across the street. There were fights,...
| Jul 9, 2011
It starts with a dead man. Rich, powerful and headless, Richard Jewell is sprawled across his desk, his hands still grasping one of his well-polished shotguns.
There is no small amount of glee in Benjamin Black's description of the scene — "he...
| May 3, 2011
| 9:38 PM
After six episodes of the Starz’ series “Camelot,” I’m still having a hard time believing Guinevere would throw over her hubby, the knight Leontes, for young King Arthur.
Leontes is brave, dashing, honorable, and Philip Winchester...
| Oct 13, 2010
Theatre Banshee is known for its Irish plays, but this season producers are trying something new: staging two Irish plays performed simultaneously so the audience can see one play in the afternoon, take a break, and see the other at night.
| Feb 1, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The hearty vegetarian soup is from a cafe in Dublin, Ireland.
Bewley's Tuscan bean and tomato soup
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Servings: 10 to 16
Note: Adapted from Bewley's Grafton Street Café in Dublin, Ireland
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter 2 pounds...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Ireland loves its heroes, even those like Michael Collins who met his end at the hands of fellow Irishmen. Collins was never more popular than he was at his funeral. The response was overwhelming, just like the response last week to the comments of...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:46 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Police in Ireland are studying security camera footage from a cathedral in Dublin after the preserved heart of the city's patron saint was stolen over the weekend, they said Monday.
The 900-year-old heart of St. Laurence O'Toole was...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:12 PM
A visit to the Emerald Isle is not complete without including Northern Ireland. It offers the tourist a very different but still very Irish world. While the friction between Catholics and Protestants has caused "the Troubles," it also has created some...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
It's going to be Friday before you know it. So hang on, and imagine yourself at Arch Street Tavern, whiskey in hand, prepared for Stand (pictured), a Dublin, Ireland-based quartet who've obviously paid close attention to their country's pop music trends...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 1:57 PM
A key to experiencing Great Britain and Ireland smartly in 2010 is to embrace them not as "ye olde" destinations but as modern ones.
London is busily preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games, developing its Olympic Park site in the eastern part of the city....
| Mar 15, 2010
The sky is performing its usual routine — an ever-changing mix of clouds and sunshine — as I catch up with a couple of friends at a pub a few miles south of Dublin.
The sun pouring through the leaded-glass windows warms our souls nearly as...
| Mar 11, 2010
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- There is arguably no place more central to Ireland's capital than the River Liffey, which snakes its way through the city and divides Dublin into north and south sides before emptying into the Irish Sea at the city's edge.