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For Mom on Mother's Day

Thea Halo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Thea Halo

There had always been only us: my mother, my father, my five sisters and four brothers, one uncle, an Armenian aunt -- probably with her own sad story to tell -- and their daughter who married and moved away too soon. Then a void.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Point of View

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sean Hayes Discovers Family's Criminal Past

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Sean explores his paternal ancestry focusing on his Hayes line, and that leads him via Chicago and Dublin back to Ballylongford in County Kerry. What will he learn there? Check out this exclusive video provided by TLC to get a taste:

On Being Irish: A St. Patrick's Day Rant

Ashley Allen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Ashley Allen

I'm protective of my heritage. It connects me to my beloved departed grandfather, who considered himself Irish to the core. It makes me feel part of a family, a part of history, something bigger than the here and now, bigger than myself.

Top Of The Morning

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

I'm old enough to remember New York City before it became a haven for big box stores, chain restaurants and tourists willing to drop a mortgage payment on fancified candies.

The Secrets Behind the Perfect Irish Coffee | Posted 05.17.2015 | Taste

100 bottles of Irish whiskey and 2,000 Irish Coffees? That's a normal day's yield at San Francisco's time-honored Buena Vista Cafe. Batched along the bar in a neat line of 28 glass goblets, the cafe pours more Irish whiskey than anyone in the world thanks to its renowned recipe.

'Let Jim Run His Own Funeral' - Irish Laughter Through Tears

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.17.2015 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

From picking the casket that matched the paneling in our family room to the blue blazer winning in five consecutive coin tosses over the grey suit, my dad did run his own funeral and it became, like his mother's seven years earlier, a joyful celebration with tears, but plenty of laughter.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

See The Wild Ways The World Is Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) -- Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for St. Patrick's Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Is...

March Memories

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 05.17.2015 | Taste
Cheryl Carlesimo

These pancakes are very tasty and easy to make. Who doesn't love a potato pancake?

Chuck Schumer Tried His Hand At Bartending For St. Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

It’s the third week of March and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is over the moon to be celebrating what he calls “St. Patrick’s month." The sena...

America's Best Irish Bars

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's all those tiny details that contribute to bar feeling as though it has been lived in.

A Matter of Pride: First Steps to LGBT Inclusion in St. Patrick's Day Parades

Matt Baume | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

It may seem trivial, but having access to cultural celebrations is a big deal. Not just for LGBTs, but for everyone who's ever been part of an unpopular group.

31 People You See At Every Bar On St. Patrick's Day

Thrillist | Posted 05.16.2015 | Taste

Chances are that even if you loathe it, you're going out for St. Patrick's Day.

Kiss Me, I'm Gay Irish

Matthew Ebert | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

They say two LGBTQ groups in Boston were invited to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. Progress is measured in years. We can't always see it. It moves too slow at times. But this year, I can certainly attest -- with the changes on parade, the long road to equality has dutifully risen to meet me.

Lucky Kiwi and Coconut Cupcakes

Dough Mamma | Posted 05.15.2015 | Taste
Dough Mamma

Since cabbage and pregnancy are most likely an unpleasant combination for both myself and my husband, I decided to make cupcakes instead. Kiwi and coconut are quite complementary flavors, and I assure you, your friends, families and co-workers will be absolutely delighted by these cupcakes.

The Fighting Irish: The Ultimate Throwdown of America's Best Irish Pubs

Roadtrippers | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

The Irish Pub is a sacred institution, found the world round.

10 Traditional Irish Dishes You Should Know

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You'll find impressive and flavorful dishes that speak to the roots or Ireland far beyond the potato.

7 St. Patrick's Day Recipes To Celebrate The Luck O' The Irish

PureWow | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste

After all, what are holidays if not an excuse to eat?

Irish Pride, Catholic Guilt and Not "Particularly Huggy"

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.10.2015 | Good News
Katharine Rose

Humor Mr. O'Connor certainly displayed during our interview, where I sought to debunk his "Irishness" and examine what it means for him to be an "Irish-American."

Slow Cooker Corned Beef And Cabbage For An Amazing St. Patrick's Day!

Food Fanatic | Posted 05.09.2015 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Corned beef and cabbage is probably one of my favorite meals to eat, yet I neglect to make it but once a year.

This Baby Can Pull Off The Irish Jig Like None Other

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

There's no question that babies look really cute bopping and dancing around in a swing, but one dad decided to take his baby's moves to the next level...

"The Night Alive" - Irish & Intriguing at Geffen Playhouse!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have always had an affinity for plays by and/or about the Irish, probably because of a class in Irish literature I took long ago at NYU Uptown (when there was an NYU Uptown).

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.