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Aisle View: The Art of Conversation

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation is an intelligent, provocative, incisive drama about politics, people, ideals and principles, with razor-sharp dialogue and -- from Jan Maxwell -- a first-rate star performance.

John Patrick Shanley Discovers Ireland

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

John Patrick Shanley has finally gotten in touch with his Irish roots and the result is a delightfully funny, touching, and thoroughly enjoyable play titled Outside Mullingar that deals with life, love, and the land in the Irish Midlands.

An Irish Moonstruck: Outside Mullingar with Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It would be impossible to imagine two more wrong-headed individuals than Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon, the next-door neighbors in John Patrick ...

Aisle View: Moonstruck in the Old Country

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Recent seasons have seen a dependable stream of first-rate Irish plays making their way to Broadway and off. The newest hails not from the old country but from Bronx-born scribe John Patrick Shanley. Outside Mullingar is one of those generations-of-country-folk-on-the-old-farm plays, and it's dandy.

California Gubernatorial Candidates Floats 'Pedophile Island' Idea

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometimes the best way to launch an obscure candidacy into the national spotlight is to make a completely absurd suggestion. That's exactly what rel...