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Fictional crime-fighters cast powerful spelll
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Fictional crime-fighters cast powerful spelll
BOOKS / By Peter McDermott The two-part column on about Irish noir fiction a few months ago generated plenty of feedback, confirming that people do...
Novelist Egan sets the bar high
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Novelist Egan sets the bar high
By Peter McDermott "A Visit from the Goon Squad," opens with the robbery of a purse in a hotel bathroom. The perpetrator is Sasha, one of the main ...
Letters from two living legends
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Letters from two living legends
By Earle Hitchner Most music critics of long standing (actually, long sitting, given how we usually work) receive occasional letters from readers f...
Beach memories
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Beach memories
By Peter McDermott After five years in the making - filming, editing, thinking, researching and fundraising - "The Bungalows of Rockaway" will get ...
"You're next!"  What was classic movie's message?
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"You're next!" What was classic movie's message?
Actor Kevin McCarthy died of natural causes last weekend at the age of 96. His most famous film was the science fiction classic "Invasion of the Bo...
 Rafferty enters an exclusive U.S. group
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Rafferty enters an exclusive U.S. group
By Earle Hitchner If you read this "Ceol" column regularly, it's a safe bet that you are interested in Irish traditional music. I have been writing...
The many musical sides of Martin Mulhaire
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The many musical sides of Martin Mulhaire
By Earle Hitchner Soft-spoken and unpretentious, composer and button accordionist Martin Mulhaire is a consummate gentleman who shuns the spotlight...
Quinn's 'Long Story' is too brief
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Quinn's 'Long Story' is too brief
By Joseph Hurley "Long Story Short: A History of the World in 75 Minutes" Starring Colin Quinn, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld • at the 45 Bleecker Str...
All-star concert to celebrate living legend Joe Derrane
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All-star concert to celebrate living legend Joe Derrane
By Earle Hitchner It's no exaggeration to say that the all-star concert celebration for Joe Derrane will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. This specia...
Trad stars shine at Festival of World Cultures
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Trad stars shine at Festival of World Cultures
By Earle Hitchner DUN LAOGHAIRE, CO. DUBLIN - "What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?" Elvis Costello (part-Irish real name: Declan ...
McDermott returns as L.A. cop on TNT drama
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McDermott returns as L.A. cop on TNT drama
By Karen Butler Irish-American actor Dylan McDermott says what sets his series "Dark Blue" apart from other television cop dramas is the quality of...
Radio hosts get history all mixed up
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Radio hosts get history all mixed up
BOOKS/Peter McDermott [A wartime photo of Free French leader General Charles de Gaulle. Library of Congress] Stieg Larsson, the late author of a tr...