| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:41 PM
In 1989, Kenneth Ireland of Manchester was sentenced to 50 years in prison for a sexual assault and murder he didn't commit. Two decades later, the persistence of the Connecticut Innocence Project and the DNA evidence that the group presented set him...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests.
The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Norwegian Air Shuttle's plan to launch the biggest low-cost airline crossing the Atlantic took another hit last week when former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the federal government should withhold a permit for the carrier, pending further...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WE DO not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests," said Henry Miller.
Wonder what he'd think about today's "cursory readings" online?
I SPENT A part of last weekend...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:43 AM
A "plum gig" for musicians and an intimate haven for folk music lovers is closing in August.
The Stained Glass Coffeehouse, located within the Congregational Church in Deerfield, will stage a final and free concert on Aug. 16. Senior pastor Blair Hull,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
It’s crying time on the Emerald Isle: Country music superstar Garth Brooks issued a statement Monday confirming that his five planned concerts in Dublin next week are scrapped, and that ticket refunds for 400,000 ticket buyers will proceed....
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night from Dublin had plenty of Irish fighters – and all of them were victorious. But considering the deafening home-field advantage the locals had, those fights might as well have been 9,501 against one.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In what is becoming something of a monthly ritual, yet another niche network is venturing in from the old film/documentary/reality fringe with a character-driven drama that executives hope will do what "Mad Men" did for AMC.
At least with "The Divide,"...