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V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Love ain’t easy—just ask Molly Bloom (Sheridan Johnson) or Leopold Bloom (Brennan Foster).
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Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure

Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s Ulysses

Gibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.
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Don't Get Gloomy, Get Bloomy!

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.