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  • Arlington International will be truly that Saturday

    Arlington International will be truly that Saturday
    For virtually the entire 89-day meeting at Arlington International Racecourse the fields are a study in domesticity but on Saturday the palatial track will become a thoroughbred world capital. Twelve foreign horses — five from Ireland, five from...
  • 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...
  • Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse

    Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse
    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. Naples’...
  • 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...
  • Peabody Auditorium's 2014-15 season

    Peabody Auditorium's 2014-15 season
    The 66th season at the Peabody Auditorium offers comedy, music, dance and Broadway touring shows. Among the stars in the lineup are Jerry Seinfeld, Aaron Tippin, Lewis Black and Joan Rivers. The Broadway shows are led by perennial favorite "Mamma Mia!"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An income cap might not be so crazy

    An income cap might not be so crazy
    Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum wages. But instead of putting a floor on what people get, why not put a...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...