| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When the topic of the Pogues comes up in casual conversation, the first thought isn’t necessarily the sound of their guitars. More likely it has something to do with singer Shane MacGowan’s sneering voice, the driving accordion, the whistle...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
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Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Over the course of five books, A.S. King has established herself as a singular voice in today's young adult literature. She brings vivid life to realistic kids working through raw deals, from the death of a friend in Printz honor winner "Please Ignore...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:29 AM
LONDON – Authorities in Ireland have taken custody of a child described as a blond-haired, blue-eyed girl in the care of a Roma family she did not resemble, the second such case in Europe in a week.
Police said Tuesday that they took the girl into...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:25 PM
LONDON – A blond-haired girl taken from a Roma couple in Ireland has been reunited with them after DNA testing confirmed that she is their biological daughter, and a towheaded boy was returned to his family following similar tests, Irish media and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:05 PM
No one ever accused me of stealing my own baby, but I know what it feels like to be the olive-skinned, dark-eyed mother of a fair-haired, blue-eyed biological child.
It’s a little weird.
But it’s not exactly rare.
When I heard...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:41 PM
If you're listening to Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" right now, thank Ireland's Rollercoaster Records.
The Kilkenny record store jumped the gun on the Oct. 29 release date by putting the album on sale early. As things do today, it instantly spread to all...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:48 PM
NEW YORK — As Superstorm Sandy roared ashore a year ago, the Atlantic Ocean swelled into the streets of Breezy Point, triggering a conflagration that devoured home after home in this neighborhood perched on a sliver of land on the fringes of New...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:08 AM
If you were one of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans left scratching your head after Charlie Hunnam was first cast as Christian Grey, you were probably even more perplexed when it was announced Jamie Dornan would take over the role.
On Wednesday evening,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing?
Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors,...