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Smart Cooks Look  To Smoked Salmon  For Easy Meals
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Smart Cooks Look To Smoked Salmon For Easy Meals
Irish folk hero Finn McCool, or Fionn mac Cumhaill, may have acquired his gift of wisdom from a salmon, but smart cooks know they can always rely o...
Celebrating Joe Derrane at Boston College
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Celebrating Joe Derrane at Boston College
[caption id="attachment_66738" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Joe Derrane (sitting front and center) with many of the performers from "A ...
The sights - and sounds - linger in the memory
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The sights - and sounds - linger in the memory
The first voice I heard on the morning of September 11, 2001 was an Irish one - specifically, a Belfast one. After what would be the last truly nor...
Photographing America's most horrific murder scene
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Photographing America's most horrific murder scene
[caption id="attachment_66613" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The shot seen 'round the world."][/caption] The supreme courage displayed b...
Young people's author shifts to Jersey noir
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Young people's author shifts to Jersey noir
[caption id="attachment_66534" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Eoin Colfer."][/caption] Eoin Colfer's entry into the world of crime fictio...
In sickness and in health
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In sickness and in health
[caption id="attachment_66531" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Dean and Elaine celebrate New Year 2011. "][/caption] I left New York at th...
Powerful work from a forgotten playwright
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Powerful work from a forgotten playwright
[caption id="attachment_66527" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Aidan Redmond and Rosie Benton in a scene from Temporal Powers, written by ...
Daithi Sproule's found river of song
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Daithi Sproule's found river of song
[caption id="attachment_66498" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Singer, guitarist, and composer Daithi Sproule."][/caption] My first exposu...
A great week in Ireland / Seachtain iontach in Éirinn
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A great week in Ireland / Seachtain iontach in Éirinn
As always, it's great being in Ireland. Obviously the weather is brutal but that never gets to me -- it's to be expected! I am able to get lot of P...
Wholly entertaining
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Wholly entertaining
"Sister Act" • Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Directed by Jerry Zaks • Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater • Broadway Theater, NYC • Open-ended ...
After the downsizing
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After the downsizing
Thomas E. Kennedy's latest work "Falling Sideways" is a rare commodity, commented the Washington Post's Jonathan Yardley recently, a "literary nove...
Making book on Joe Burke and Mairtin O'Connor
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Making book on Joe Burke and Mairtin O'Connor
The most hallowed and dog-eared collections of Irish traditional tunes are those compiled by Bantry-born, longtime Chicago resident Francis O'Neill...