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  • Interview: New heights for 'Transformers' stars in city

    Interview: New heights for 'Transformers' stars in city
    There were about 15 teenagers on what looked like a field trip earlier this month at the John Hancock Center, and not one of them seemed to recognize “Transformers: Age of Extinction” co-stars Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. They carried on...
  • Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'

    Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'
    Traditional Irish music is alive and well in Chicago. One need look no further than the hooleys at Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant on North Elston Avenue. A hooley is a social gathering — music, dancing, food, conversation. Under the auspices...
  • Ballyhoo, Ballyfin! Ireland as you've never seen it

    Ballyhoo, Ballyfin! Ireland as you've never seen it
    As the carriage circled the hill, Billy the Irish cob glanced back at Lionel Chadwick, the coachman at Ballyfin manor, as if to say, "I'm ready, old son. What about you?" "Chirrup," clucked Lionel, twitching the reins, the answer he always gives when...
  • Review: 'No Country' by Kalyan Ray

    Review: 'No Country' by Kalyan Ray
    Ships set sail from Ireland to India; from Ireland to Canada; from Italy to America and everywhere in between, in Kalyan Ray's new epic novel, "No Country." As Ray tells it, "no country" has many meanings: it is abandonment, it is loss of identity, it...
  • Pope meets with abuse victims, apologizes for church coverups

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met privately with a small group of victims of pedophile priests Monday and apologized for the way the Catholic Church covered up child sex abuse perpetuated by clergy members. "Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for...
  • World Cup persuades Rory McIlroy to go Irish for 2016 Olympics

    It was almost two years ago that Rory McIlroy sent shock waves through Ireland by saying he felt more British than Irish and might just represent Britain when golf makes its Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Now, it seems, he has changed...
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
  • Garth Brooks: 'I will go to the last second' to save Dublin shows

    Garth Brooks has told the promoter of his five concerts in Ireland that he’s game to go ahead with the shows as planned if the municipal roadblocks that led to their cancellation on Tuesday can be resolved. “If you think for any reason...
  • Garth Brooks' 'Comeback Special' shows in Ireland canceled

    In a surprise turn that has left at least 400,000 concert ticket-holders in Ireland disappointed, the promoter of country superstar Garth Brooks’ five sold-out shows in Dublin announced Tuesday that the concerts have been canceled after the city&...
  • Photographs By Bruce Davidson, Paul Caponigro At Yale

    Photographs By Bruce Davidson, Paul Caponigro At Yale
    Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro, two American photographers who made their names in the British Isles in the '60s, had two disparate interests. Davidson, who cut his teeth photographing street gangs in Brooklyn, headed straight to cities: London,...
  • Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent

    Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent
    When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised? Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...