V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
Foreign Exchange Friends
By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Wed Mar 16 2016 3:48 PM ]
This week, handsome lad Michael O'Donnabhain skypes in from London to talk about growing up in County Donnegal, Ireland and the globalization of Irish culture. So grab a beer and pinch your babies because this week the podcast is getting savage. *blarney stone not included.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
Fast-paced British thriller drops viewers into the middle of the Northern Ireland conflict for some bruising action
By Devin D. O’Leary
Gripping thriller ’71 looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from behind enemy lines.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Florida to Germany, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.21 No.28 |
The Daily Word in superstition, general strikes and goats that are stoked
By Margaret Wright [ Fri Jul 13 2012 9:12 AM ]
Does today trigger your paraskavedekatriaphobia?
Formal challenge lodged against Mexican presidential election results.
The state's lending authority may have faked its 2011 audit.
Martin Heinrich has a lead against Heather Wilson in recent polls.
Workers ratchet up protests in Spain.
What it feels like to survive an avalanche.
Irish "anarchy," i.e., religious riots.
Kofi Annan condemns Syria after new reports of atrocities.
Iran could have nukes within 2 years, says British intelligence agency chief.
U.S. funded ally in sub-Saharan Africa plays a part in destabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Silvio Berlusconi, redux?
Here's your "Weird Renaissance Boob holder." You're welcome.
"I like surfing, so I figured the goats would like surfing."
V.20 No.34 |
The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene
Also, Japan's prime minister quit.
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 26 2011 11:29 AM ]
Japan's prime minister quits.
Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.
A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.
The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.
Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.
In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.
Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.
Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.
C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.
C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.
V.19 No.23 |
Don't Get Gloomy, Get Bloomy!
By Patricia Sauthoff [ Wed Jun 16 2010 10:19 AM ]
Forget St. Patrick's Day, Bloomsday is a real Irish holiday.
All over Dublin (and everywhere else James Joyce is worshipped), celebrants relive the events of Leopold Bloom's life. (For those not in the know, Bloom is the fellow around whom Ulysses revolves.)
Now, I'll admit. I haven't read Ulysses but I have listened in on an out-loud reading of Finnegans Wake, a nonsensical trip through language. It's lovely and reading it alone is absolutely out of the question.
So, today, celebrate literature. Grab that Joyce you've been meaning to read off the shelf, take it into public and start reading! Bonus points if you do it dressed in tweed.
V.19 No.17 |
The Daily Word 04.30.10: Vietnam War, Arizona, Frau Blucher
By Erin Adair-Hodges [ Fri Apr 30 2010 9:03 AM ]
The latest in lawsuits and boycotts directed at Arizona's pinche immigration law.
Here's what the crazy wind did yesterday.
It's No Phone Day. Don't drive and mess around with your phone, jerks.
British stage play about Enron, called Enron, features raptors, Star Wars, song.
Fire in Boston subway.
This is how restaurants get you to leave.
Signs of Ireland's burst bubble: one in five homes is unoccupied.
It's Cloris Leachman's birthday! Yes!
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