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Seamus Heaney (1939-2013): 'If You Have the Words, There's Always a Chance That You'll Find the Way.'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.02.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The thing I needed to fix in my book: Something's gone wrong in David's marriage, and his wife has moved out. His law partner assures him that Blair will return; if he's smart, he won't ask her about the weeks she's been gone. Easy to say, hard to do. Then he remembers a Seamus Heaney poem.

Introducing The UK's Cultural Capital

Posted 10.25.2012 | Travel

The Northern Irish city of Londonderry is embracing its role as the U.K.'s "City of Culture" for 2013, planning an ambitious series of arts events tha...

Why Take a Walking Tour

Sophia Dembling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sophia Dembling

I always learn something unexpected when I take a walking tour -- not just from the official tour, but often from the unscripted moments of chitchat with my tour guide.

Priest's Role In Irish Bombing Revealed

GlobalPost | Conor O'Clery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN, Ireland - A British Cabinet Minister and a Cardinal were certain that a Roman Catholic priest was responsible for one of the worst IRA atrocit...

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Most Americans know U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday." They may be dimly aware that Bono is adamant that "this is not a rebel song," without grasping what he's talking about.

The F Word: "Bloody Sunday" Apologies, What About Monday?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Yesterday, a prominent world leader made an official apology to his nation. "What happened...was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong. T...

An Investigation Confirms It: Bloody Sunday Got It Right

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

It took almost 40 years. And an investigation that took 12 years, cost $280 million and filled 5,000 pages. But now, at last, we know what happened on Bloody Sunday.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: UK Army's "Mai Lai"-Style 1972 Irish Massacre Was "Unjustified And Unjustifiable"

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The Saville Report is as damning an indictment of British army and establishment perfidy as can be imagined. It is a stain on the British army that compares with the Mai Lai massacre.