| 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 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.
| 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 17, 2010
| 6:26 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Irish eyes are smiling as St. Patrick's Day is celebrated across the world. But in Los Angeles, an annual St. Patrick's Day tradition has been scrapped because of the city's budget woes.
After 10 years, the annual downtown parade has...
| Mar 18, 2010
The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works reminds motorists of the upcoming changes to parking meter hours adopted as part of the 2010 budget.
Effective Saturday, March 20th, the Department of Public Works Traffic Division will begin issuing...
| Apr 14, 2010
These days, Ireland sometimes seems to export writers the way it once did priests. Not least among them is a fine group of first-water crime novelists, including the redoubtable John Banville writing under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.
Declan Hughes also...
| May 3, 2010
Shay Duffin, a Dublin, Ireland-born actor best known for his one-man play about the colorful Irish writer Brendan Behan, has died. He was 79.
Duffin, who also acted on TV and in films, died April 23 of complications from heart surgery at UCLA Medical...
| Jun 5, 2010
HGTV designer Monica Pedersen can be seen regularly on programs such as "Bang for Your Buck," where she shows homeowners how to maximize their living space and beautify their homes. A well-seasoned traveler, Pedersen — who lives in the Midwest ...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 8:21 AM
1 ½ Waffles (Out of 4) - Yes, January is the time for movies with ridiculous premises that make you believe every studio exec in Hollywood is engaging in Amy Winehouse levels of drug use. Leap Year doesn't disappoint. It's a movie that makes you think you...
| Jan 8, 2010
We're told by the "Leap Year" production notes that writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont are "well-known as Hollywood 'script doctors.' " Yikes. Is there a doctor for the doctors in the house?
Mid-January and already there's another romantic comedy...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 8:10 AM
After mounting a live stage concert event that played to sold out crowds and great acclaim in four American cities last year, Twentieth Century Fox Television and "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy are proud to announce the "Glee" cast will travel to Europe to...
| 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,...