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  • Theater: Selkie presents Irish green plays at farm

    A theater event that was a hit three years ago returns this weekend to fill the bucolic Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township. Selkie Theatre founders Kate Scuffle and George Miller will present "Bo Leictreach GreenPlay Festival," featuring new 10-...
  • 'Calvary' could mark a signature role in Brendan Gleeson's career

    'Calvary' could mark a signature role in Brendan Gleeson's career
    His characters have flung swords, absolved sins and robbed homes in the pitch of night. They have been bearded and shaven, light on their feet, weighted with doubt. They have yearned for and granted wisdom and have traded on a smile that has the pull of a...
  • The Fruitful Partnership of 'Calvary' Team Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh

    Brendan Gleeson is an actor beloved by directors; he's collaborated with the likes of Anthony Minghella and Martin Scorsese. But perhaps no filmmaker has served him better than John Michael McDonagh, who cast Gleeson as the lead in the dark comedy "The...
  • Irish era of deep austerity cuts over: deputy PM

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will end the kind of austerity measures required under its EU/IMF bailout when it sets its budget for 2015 in October as the economy looks to be growing faster than expected, the deputy prime minister said on Wednesday....
  • Chiquita CEO says Ireland move not fueled by tax bill

    Chiquita Brands International's decision to merge with an Irish fruit company and base its headquarters in Dublin wasn't fueled by tax savings, CEO Ed Lonergan said Thursday, defending the company against a wave of political opposition that's arisen to...
  • Ireland inflict shock defeat on champions New Zealand

    (Reuters) - Ireland pulled off one of the greatest ever shocks in women's rugby by beating reigning champions New Zealand 17-14 in their World Cup pool match in Marcoussis, France, on Tuesday. A late solo try by wing Alison Miller, followed by a...
  • Review: 'Calvary' ★★★

    Review: 'Calvary' ★★&#9733
    Scene: a confessional, somewhere in Ireland. The camera stays on Father James while an unseen male, the victim of clergy abuse long ago, speaks in seething tones about having "tasted semen" at a terrifyingly young age. Well, says the momentarily stunned...
  • James Brady, the pope and ethnic stereotypes

    When James Brady died Monday, most Americans probably thought of him in connection with one of two things: the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan — in which Brady, the amiable president’s amiable press secretary, was seriously wounded...
  • What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas

     What is being an American? Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has some ideas
    In July, Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested trying to board a plane for L.A. for a screening of his film "Documented," about his life before and after he "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant living in the U.S. for decades. For the first time since...
  • Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'
    When Brendan Gleeson was not quite 7, a Catholic boy growing up in Dublin, he had it all figured out. "One of the teachings was that you reached the age of reason at 7, I think. Something like that. Up till then you were still a child and you couldn't...
  • Musikfest: Another marriage proposal, big crowds, variety and more observations

     
    Some random thoughts and observations on Musikfest after four days. The Badlees perform at Liederplatz on Monday Another proposal After Musikfest had its first-ever main-stage proposal at Jason Derulo’s concert Sunday, the festival had its second...