alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 

irish


V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Juno and the Paycock’s Phil Shortell as Captain Jack and Shangreaux LaGrave as Joxer
Photos by Alan Mitchell Photography

Arts Feature

A Terrible State of Chaos

Laughter lands admidst tragedy at the Southwest Irish Theater Festival

In Juno and the Paycock, great storytelling, social commentary and lyrical language elevate a seriocomic classic of Irish theater.
View in Alibi calendar calendar

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
“Am I crazy, or were you in both   Hotel Rwanda   and   Hotel for Dogs  ?”

Film Review

The Guard

Dark Irish comedy finds humor in murder, drugs, blackmail and hookers

The term “black comedy” has become a bit shopworn of late, covering a wide variety of films from mildly edgy dramedies to movies with a truly morbid sense of humor. So let’s try and expand the designation a bit and call The Guard a dark gray comedy. It’s a fitting label, as the film takes place in the dingy, cloud-covered environs of coastal Ireland. And you couldn’t mistake its sense of humor for the lighthearted, good-natured laughs of a Tom Hanks comedy. Put it on a shelf next to other self-mocking, hardscrabble Irish comedies like Neil Jordan’s movie The Butcher Boy or Martin McDonagh’s stage play The Lieutenant of Inishmore, however, and you’ll find a fitting kinship.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Play Youtube Video

Idiot Box

Putting the “Fun” in Dysfunction

"Shameless" on Showtime

Who are the South Side Irish? They're a proud, tough-as-nails bunch. Generally speaking, they're also rowdy and know how to knock back more than just "a couple two-tree beers," as the vernacular goes in the Windy City. And they're notorious chiselers.

Adding to the area's lore are the Gallaghersthe foul-mouthed, hard-drinking clan on Showtime's "Shameless," possibly the most functionally dysfunctional family ever to grace prime-time TV.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
Irish playwright John Millington Synge (1871-1909)

Performance Review

Mulligan Stew

Adobe Theater’s The Playboy of the Western World

People get famous for all kinds of stupid reasons. Look no further than Snooki and Kim Kardashian for bewildering proof. It’s human nature, perhaps, to be fascinated by extremes, whether they come in the form of money, personality, emotion or action. This is the concept that fuels John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.19 No.14 | 4/8/2010
Mag (Kathy Wimmer) shares her latest inspirational aphorism.
John Maio

Performance Review

The Luck of the Irish

Mother Road’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Ireland is a country of heartbreaking contrasts. Romanticized for its physical beauty and the humor of its people, it’s also marked by centuries of colonization and desperate poverty. In much of Irish literature, this seeming incongruity is expressed through characters who are both fiercely loyal to their home and who dream endlessly about leaving it.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

History Lesson

DayBird - March 17th

180 Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus as the sole emperor of the Roman Empire. Just like in the movie.

461(?) According to tradition, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. (b.387)

Born in Great Britain, to a well-to-do Christian family of Roman citizenship, Patrick was captured and enslaved at age 16 by Irish marauders. Wait, he wasn’t Irish? Wait, he was British? Hahhaha. Awesome.

According to the Confessio (which he wrote), back in his homeland- Britain, Patrick had dream, in which an some guy gave him a letter, entitled "The Voice of the Irish." As he read, Patrick seemed to hear the voices of Irishmen pleading him to return to their country. So, he went to the priesthood, and was ordained a Bishop, and set off for Ireland in 433. He began converting lots and lots of Irish and building churches. After 40 years of living in poverty, teaching, traveling and converting, Patrick died, 461 in Saul, where he had built his first church.

Do the Irish know their patron saint is British?

1756 Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern).

1845 The rubber band is patented.

1969 Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.

1973 - St Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday.

1985 Serial killer Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker," commits his first two murders in his California murder spree. I didn’t know he was from El Paso, TX.

Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    International Legends Cup
    International Legends Cup9.13.2014