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  • The Pogues' longtime guitarist Phil Chevron dies

    The Pogues' longtime guitarist Phil Chevron dies
    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...
  • Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize

    Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize
    This post has been updated. Please see note at bottom for details. 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...
  • A.S. King talks kids on reality TV and her new YA book, 'Reality Boy'

    A.S. King talks kids on reality TV and her new YA book, 'Reality Boy'
    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...
  • Irish authorities take custody of blond girl living with Roma

    Irish authorities take custody of blond girl living with Roma
    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...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
  • Government shutdown: Irish honeymooners frustrated at Yosemite

    Government shutdown: Irish honeymooners frustrated at Yosemite
    Clare Cogan and Daniel Mohally stood forlornly inside the Yosemite Visitors Bureau, trying to figure out how to salvage their honeymoon. The Cork, Ireland, couple had flown to the United States last week for a honeymoon trip that started in San Diego...
  • Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'

    Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'
    Like it were planned, and perhaps it was, American fans of Chris O'Dowd left bereft by the end of Christopher Guest's HBO series "Family Tree" may jump, as from a lovely frying pan into a really nice fire, to O'Dowd's own "Moone Boy," which begins...
  • Donal Logue: actor, young-adult novelist and, yes, trucker

    Donal Logue: actor, young-adult novelist and, yes, trucker
    Character actor Donal Logue is performing the tricky but enviable task of juggling roles in three cable series — BBC America's "Copper," the History Channel's "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. He talked about the series that's currently on...
  • In 'Parallelogram,' a performance to give one pause ... and rewind

    In 'Parallelogram,' a performance to give one pause ... and rewind
    In the age of TiVo, rewind can be a viewer's favorite button. Sadly, we can't record and play back those moments in life that we want to do over. This isn't true for the play "A Parallelogram," written by Bruce Norris and playing at the Mark Taper...
  • Ireland OKs abortion in some cases in blow to Catholic Church

    Ireland OKs abortion in some cases in blow to Catholic Church
    LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand. President...
  • J.F. Powers' 'Suitable Accommodations' is a peek at his life

    J.F. Powers' 'Suitable Accommodations' is a peek at his life
    Back in 2000, when John Updike assembled "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," he included "Death of a Favorite," by J.F. Powers. Interviewing Updike at the time, I mentioned how pleased I was to see Powers in the collection. "He was once, you...