Saying Goodbye to the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland

Wherein Stella muses on the peripatetic, soon-to-be Ex Ambassador. Yes, apparently it is true. Gabriel Byrne, the first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, is stepping down. Two years into his three-year appointment and he is saying “Enough!” I do not blame him one bit. I suspect he has purchased stock in […]

“Stories From Home” Snippet

Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home is a documentary directed by Pat Collins. It made its way through the film festivals back in 2009 and 2010 and then quietly disappeared, although it does pop up now and then on television. To our rescue comes Richard Kendrick, the director of photography on […]

A “Little Women” Celebration!

The perfect way to start the holidays, the 1994 version of Little Women offers a stellar cast, a great script, beautiful locations, gorgeous costumes, and a lovely score by Thomas Newman. Oh, and the hottest professor on the planet. Yes. For more about how I feel about this film, please […]

Imagine Ireland on RTÉ Radio One’s Arts Tonight Podcast

RTÉ Radio One’s Arts Tonight broadcast provides two Imagine Ireland features, one part on November 28, with the second part airing next Monday. Listen to Part One Part One This is a series of brief interviews investigating, analyzing, and assessing some of the activities of Imagine Ireland this past year […]