Arts & Leisure

 A family during hard times, war  A family during hard times, war
At age 22, Gordon Bennett Jr. in a letter thanked his parents for their sacrifices and their example. It was 1940, and the ultimate sacrifice was s...
New York movie New York movie
Gene Hackman’s debut as a leading man on American cinema screens came finally at age 41 with the release of “The French Connection,” 50 years ago t...
Theatre will survive: Rep’s O’Reilly Theatre will survive: Rep’s O’Reilly
A curtain is raised on the proscenium of New York, and the great work of drama begins on our hallowed stages once more. There is something to be do...
‘Worlds’ for in-person NYIC launch ‘Worlds’ for in-person NYIC launch
Have wifi, will travel. Or stay at home, as the case may be. John Kearns is flexible. The knowledge economy and its workers have adapted well over ...
Grieving mother becomes powerhouse for justice Grieving mother becomes powerhouse for justice
Irish-American actress, writer and producer Siobhan Fallon Hogan says her new independent film, “Rushed,” was born of the empathy she feels for par...
Hot Soup: Coming Soon to a Table Near you Hot Soup: Coming Soon to a Table Near you
The temperatures are still mild in most parts of the U.S., but cooler weather will be here before we know it — and for many, before we want it! On ...
A poetic critique from Belfast A poetic critique from Belfast
Christopher R. Agee’s “Trump Rant” ought to be placed in a time capsule to explain the U.S. from January 2017 through January 2021 to people at som...
Sexism, silence are laid to rest Sexism, silence are laid to rest
A resurrection of rare relevance had returned to the digital stage for the five days through this past Sunday, as the Irish Heritage Theatre stream...
Accordionist Keane is a fine writer, too Accordionist Keane is a fine writer, too
“Horse” is the new project from the great Chicago accordionist Jimmy Keane. A collection of recordings chronicling Keane’s musical experience 1968 ...
New Neighbors in Laragh Lane New Neighbors in Laragh Lane
Part 2 On that September morning in 1951 when Shem Feeney chased Katherine and Margaret Loftus away from his water pump, the children continued up ...
Awesome Autumn:  Welcome to the Bounty of Fall Awesome Autumn: Welcome to the Bounty of Fall
There’s something very special about autumn, the season that officially begins today in the northern hemisphere. By definition, the Autumnal equino...
‘Easy Way Down’ is an intimate but bold affair  ‘Easy Way Down’ is an intimate but bold affair 
From the world of traditional music this week I bring news of the Murphy Beds' new album, "Easy Way Down." The ‘Beds, who are Eamon O’Leary (vocals...