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  • Plein air competition draws painters into the streets of Annapolis

    Plein air competition draws painters into the streets of Annapolis
    Some 30 artists set up their easels all over Annapolis this past week, from quiet back alleys to the lawn of the Maryland State House. Intrigued local residents stopped to chat or simply stare. "Need a model in the picture?" one man shouted from...
  • A Sweet Combination Of Ireland And India

     A Sweet Combination Of Ireland And India
    Derek McDermott can trace his ancestors to the 10th century in Ireland. They were among the ruling class, and in 2012 Derek went to see what originally was called MacDermott's Castle, built on Castle Island in County Roscommon. He and his travel...
  • Tony Goldwyn, Richard LaGravanese Talk WE tv's 'The Divide' in a Post-Racial Society

    Pressing palms late into Thursday night at midtown Manhattan's ritzy Tuscan eatery Circo, Tony Goldwyn -- "Scandal's" President Fitz and co-creator of WE tv's new drama "The Divide" -- painted the show in humble hues. "This was an idea that started...
  • BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming

    The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Paths of Glory" and "Gallipoli" -- and now, as the centenary of the outbreak of the "war to end all wars" approaches on July...
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety's Critics' Choice Lineup

    The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
  • Living life in jig time

    Living life in jig time
    For a while, Irish dancing was a bona fide phenomenon, storming America on the jackhammer heels of Michael Flatley and the thunderous cast of "Riverdance" and its imitators. "Riverdance" concluded its lengthy farewell tour a couple of years ago and...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • With overseas move, Medtronic could avoid billions in US taxes

    WASHINGTON Medtronic Inc. could avoid $3.5 billion to $4.2 billion in U.S. taxes on funds it holds overseas as part of its plan to acquire a major foreign medical company and move its corporate headquarters to Ireland. Medtronic told the Star Tribune...
  • Monsanto mulled moving headquarters overseas, report says

    Could another big American company be looking for a new home? Creve Coeur, Mo.-based Monsanto Co. may be giving it some thought. Sort of. According to a report Monday by Bloomberg News, the agriculture giant recently considered a multibillion-dollar...
  • Travel across the globe with "ShadowStories" at Allentown Library

     
    Join Mock Turtle Marionette Theater as it sets aside its strings and wooden puppets to take families on a journey around the world with shadow puppets with "ShadowStories," a free program 2 p.m. Saturday at Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St. In...
  • Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

    Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    In Ireland, families huddled together and died by the thousands, killed by typhus and starvation. In the agriculturally rich province of Yunnan, China, some parents sold children for a mouthful of rice. In the delta of the Bay of Bengal, cholera killed...