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After Belfast, Boston

Lisa Catherine Harper | Posted 07.06.2013 | Home
Lisa Catherine Harper

Raising my children to be safe and secure in their world includes many things, like how to cross the streets, how to protect their bodies from strangers, how to use digital media responsibly. It also means educating them about the world's realities, one of which is violence.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Brendan Fraser on Stand Off

Dan Persons | Posted 05.20.2013 | Home
Dan Persons

Look at the promotional materials being floated around the U.S. for Stand Off, and you'd think the film was a crime thriller in the Guy Ritchie mold, with Brendan Fraser backed up by Colm Meaney in some heavy badassery. What it turns out to be is an acerbic comedy.

Visit Belfast: Flag Issue Not Representative of People, City

Michael Evans | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Michael Evans

Go and visit Belfast. Yes, you will see the flags and the murals that provide the backdrop to the negative stories that flood the news. But you will not see enough active disagreement to justify the attention these topical issues receive.

'Titanic: Blood and Steel' Shows There Are Still Stories to Be Told About the Titanic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Just when you think you have seen every possible movie concerning the Titanic, another movie or teleplay raises its head. This time it is Titanic: Blood and Steel, a 12-part miniseries about the building of the great ship

Lennoxgate? Outcry for Investigation of Belfast After Lennox's Death

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Joan K. Smith

The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.

One Last Plea to the City of Belfast: Save Lennox and Save Face

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
Joan K. Smith

The saga of Lennox, the non-aggressive Belfast family pet sentenced to death under the U.K.'s "Dangerous Dogs Act" based not on any misdeed but simply on his appearance as a "Pit Bull Type," has riveted the world.

No Justice, No Mercy for Lennox the Dog in Belfast

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Joan K. Smith

Lennox -- a family pet, a young girl's "bestest friend in the world," an animal who has committed no crime other than having the physical traits of what is known as "Pit Bull Type" -- is to be put to death.

Putting Irish Science on the (Google) Map

John Lee | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
John Lee

It's a digital, interactive, online, tricked-out Google map called The Atlas of Ingenious Ireland. Dedicated to "Putting Irish Science on the Map," it locates and annotates key science, tech and natural history landmarks.

An Outrage in Belfast: The Sad Case of Lennox, the Dog

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Joan K. Smith

Those of us living in what we consider free societies often feel secure that if we comply by laws, pay our taxes, and maintain other civic duties we s...

Who Speaks For Ireland? Rebel Voices Have Their Say

John Lee | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York
John Lee

At The Cell Theater, there'll be none of the season's shamrock and leprechaun sentimentality, so brace yourself for a riveting duet of dramas on rebellious Ireland.

The Long Road to Peace -- and a Short Film Nomination

Terry George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Terry George

Our film The Shore is the story of one small act of reconciliation, yet it mirrors the courageous achievement of the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 800 years of division and bloodshed came together to talk and make their peace with one another.

One Season to Go: An Introduction

Michael Evans | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Michael Evans

I love basketball. Well, I don't really love the strategy, the competition, or even actually playing the game. I love the camaraderie a player has with his teammates, and I love the role a coach can play in a kid's life.

Justin Bieber Caught Partying In A Gay Bar?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Justin Bieber is having quite the week. First he's accused of fathering a child. Then k.d. lang says he looks like a lesbian and dubs him "hot a...

Belfast -- Bloody Past, Hopeful Future

Don Mankin | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
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Don Mankin

A short visit convinced me that Belfast is a pleasant, peaceful city where people live their day-to-day lives pretty much like everyone else in the Western world.

Arrest in Belfast: Will Violence Ever Cease?

Michael Evans | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
Michael Evans

Police in Northern Ireland have made three arrests in connection to the death of a Northern Ireland police officer last month. To most of the America...

99th Anniversary Of Titanic's Sinking

Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

With its dramatic twists and massive loss of life, the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic remains one of maritime history's most compelling tragedies. ...

Century-Old Irish Films Go From Time Capsule to YouTube (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
John Lee


Northern Ireland, Where It's Easy Being Green

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Barton Sloane

Here is a land of intense loveliness -- the moors are windswept, the cliffs are craggy and the sea is wild and roiling.

PHOTOS: 5 Day Trips From Dublin

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you've been partying it up since New Year's Day, you may not feel like jumping straight back on the sauce in one of Europe's drinking capitals. But...

'Trafficking Victims' Rescued In Brothel Raids In Belfast

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Police have said a number of "potential victims of human trafficking" have been rescued in raids on suspected brothels in Belfast....

Belfast's Messed Up Minority and Their Media Support

Michael Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Evans

When you see a story on Northern Ireland that is really about its misdirected youth causing violence, try and think of the vast majority of "Nor'n Iron" that could care less about the their ancestors' grudges.

PHOTOS: Violence Hits Belfast For Third Night, Police Dodge Gunfire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) -- Scroll down for photos. DUBLIN -- Northern Ireland police came under live fire during a third straight night of Belfast unrest in scenes that...

Q & A: McPherson and Hinds Get Ghostly in The Eclipse

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Balfour

From high-powered tentpole pictures (Road to Perdition, Munich, Race to Witch Mountain) to critically acclaimed indies (There Will Be Blood, In Bruges), Hinds has made his strong characterizations a benchmark.

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Places To Visit This Decade (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Buenos Aires, Krakow, Cambodia, Croatia -- these are just a few of the places that emerged as trendy, must-visit travel destinations during the first ...