| Jun 20, 2014
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Country singer Garth Brooks' five comeback concerts in Dublin this month were canceled on Tuesday after two of the sold-out shows were denied permission to go ahead, the event's promoters said.
A council decision last week to uphold objections raised...
| Jun 20, 2014
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:32 PM
I was glad to see Jesus has returned to my church. He had been gone for about six months.
I'm speaking, of course, about the statue of Jesus outside the church, St. Ann's in Emmaus. Jesus is inside all the time, they tell us, at home in the tabernacle....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS- Paco Torres' "Blue Guitar," one of the standout projects pitched at Paris' Small is Biutiful co-production/distribution meet (pictured above), is coming together.
"Guitar" turns on Elias, a 30-year-old Palestinian music teacher whose wife and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:26 AM
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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Lost in the news on Wednesday about the first batch of American nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize -- which, for the first time in the 46-year history of the award, has been opened to writers beyond the U.K., the Commonwealth and Ireland -- was...
| Jun 27, 2014
As a precociously smart, athletic tomboy, Eileen Ivers, a future world heavyweight champion Irish fiddler, had a natural gift for stickball, playing on the streets of her Bronx neighborhood where she was raised by her Irish immigrant parents in a loving...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Garth Brooks offered up what he called a simple solution to the controversy in Ireland over his five canceled concerts: “Open it up for five nights, let everybody have fun, then go to work on never letting it happen again.”
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:47 PM
A mother-daughter combination from Poquoson sparked their team to first place in their flight as the USTA Virginia 18-and-over district championships continued at Huntington Park, Old Dominion and Christopher Newport.
Charo Hunter and her daughter...