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Times Television CriticEvery Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
At some point, there's a large and interesting essay to be written on why so much of the most interesting new English-language fiction comes to us from Indian and Irish writers. When it is, there ought to be a substantial section devoted to Patrick...
Times Staff WriterTHE notion of a holiday built around literature is a contradiction, which makes Dublin the right destination for those inclined toward the literary life. Travel, after all, is about going and doing. The consolations of reading are solitary; even the...
Lonely PlanetLike the rest of Ireland, Cork is a bursting-at-the-seams success story that's giving rise to a yearlong party. Cork's designation as the European Capital of Culture for 2005 should prompt more visitors to take a look at this energetic port city of...
Special to Tribune NewspapersWhat's the conventional wisdom about experimental fiction in America? It began with Gertrude Stein — true — and, as the Irish story writer Frank O'Connor once put it, looks funny on the page — often true — and then basically went...
Tags: Fiction, Human Interest, Gertrude Stein
Baltimore Sun reportersMarylanders voted overwhelmingly yesterday to legalize slot-machine gambling in the state after a rancorous campaign, dealing Gov. Martin O'Malley a ballot-box success and settling a debate over which politicians had deadlocked for years. The...
In a city that takes its Irish heritage seriously, it's no surprise that we like to make St. Pat's Day last as long as possible. The weekend before the big day is packed with more parties than you can shake a shamrock at--check out these top bashes....
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