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Blast from the Past: Dublin Shakespeare Society

This lovely black and white photograph comes to us from the vault of photographer Terry O’Brien, who kindly shared it on Twitter. Thanks to the accomplished detective skills of Byrneholic Violetta, we know a bit more, because she discovered the Dublin Shakespeare Society’s website. Thanks, Violetta! heart The called-out text […]

The Virtual Great Famine Voices Roadshow Starts Now!

The award-winning documentary, Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora, narrated by Gabriel Byrne, is the first offering in this series of online programs available to view at home, where we are all self-isolating and doing our best to “flatten the curve,” yes? This virtual roadshow is a response to […]

Saying Goodbye to James Lipton

Ninety-three!? I had no idea James Lipton was a nonagenarian. Time flies when you are hosting one of the finest interview shows in the history of interview shows, doesn’t it? James Lipton died March 2, 2020 and with his passing goes a tradition of in-depth (bordering on wonderfully nosy!) actor […]

“Walking With Ghosts” will be here soon!

There is new news, including the pre-order information at Amazon, and old news, including the “book-cover-Stella-uses-until-the-real-cover-is-published.” Also, with his usual serendipitous comedic timing, Steve Martin has a book coming out in November, too. wink The pre-publication information offers contradictions: the book is being published in October. Nope, in November. We […]

How to survive a global disaster: lessons from War of the Worlds

Global disasters take all shapes and forms these days: climate change, viral pandemics, economic downturns that ripple across the world, violence and governmental turmoil resulting in waves of refugees and people suddenly with no homes. The threat of alien attack and human genocide is not really high on our list […]