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  • Take our St. Patrick's Day quiz: Gingers, shamrocks, parades, more

    Take our St. Patrick's Day quiz: Gingers, shamrocks, parades, more
    For St. Patrick's Day, we poked around for Ireland- and holiday-themed trivia. Are there really that many redheads in Ireland? Per capita, does the island nation really bend the elbow more than the rest of the world? Was St. Pat born Irish? Test yourself....
  • St. Patrick's Day steps off in controversy over gays in New York, Boston

    Guinness, the stout that makes the Irish, well, stout, withdrew its support of the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade, making the score two mayors and three beer-makers who refuse to participate in the annual rite because gays were barred from...
  • Google doodle is green for St. Patrick's Day: Take our redheaded quiz

    Google doodle is green for St. Patrick's Day: Take our redheaded quiz
    Google is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a stained-glass doodle in green. On Sunday, Americans celebrated Irish ancestry across the nation, with traditional parades in London, Boston, Montreal, New York and other cities.  West Boylston, Mass.,...
  • Two threads, three cultures

    Two threads, three cultures
    These might be the best, busiest, most complex weeks of the year in our house, and it's all because of two threads. One red, one green. The most important is the red one — the cultural tether that stretches back to Chengdu, China, where our...
  • Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch

    Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch
    WASHINGTON -- In a nod to bipartisan tradition and St. Patrick, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) donned emerald ties to hear (and sing) a bit of Irish folk music during a Capitol Hill luncheon with Ireland's prime minister. It'...
  • Discovering the fresh face of new Irish cooking

    Discovering the fresh face of new Irish cooking
    Is Irish cooking finally ready to emerge from its corned beef and cabbage purgatory? It’s a cuisine that has been bubbling just under the surface for years, thanks to the work of writers such as Darina and Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe, and the island&...
  • Paint the Town Green

    Paint the Town Green
    The Nevada desert may feel like a world away from Ireland’s lush green pastures, but around St. Patrick’s Day many Las Vegas bars, restaurants and streets can seem like slices of the Emerald Isle. With St. Paddy’s falling on a Monday...
  • The map vs. the GPS when traveling

    Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!" Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • TV This Week: Feb. 23 - March 1: 'Film Independent Spirit Awards'

    TV This Week: Feb. 23 - March 1: 'Film Independent Spirit Awards'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   --------------...
  • Colin Farrell turns romantic in the fantasy film 'Winter's Tale'

    Colin Farrell turns romantic in the fantasy film 'Winter's Tale'
    Colin Farrell wanted a cigarette, but he didn't have one on him. He was sitting poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, which seemed like the kind of place where one smokes. So he asked a pretty hostess if she had a pack; she did not. "You want a cigarette?"...