Articles tagged ireland

And So I Watch You From Afar: Heirs

The reverb-drenched Heirs is a solidly fun and frantic album, a rarity for the stuffy, overserious post-rock genre.

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The Dead Talk in Maírtín Ó Cadhain’s ‘The Dirty Dust’

This novel's recurring themes of discontent and rivalry dominate whatever moments of tenderness and solidarity remain after Irish village life has given way to common death.

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‘Maeve’s Times’ Collects Five Decades of Observation by an Astute Irish Writer

Maeve Binchy's good-natured voice challenges Irish prejudice or piety on behalf of those who have been shut out or held down.

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1 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

So Cow: The Long Con

On So Cow's first full-band record, the trio sounds natural and the songs instinctual, even as they tighten into tense, nervous coils, twisting the edges and tilting the balance of typical garage rock structures.

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Steafán Hanvey: Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies

Irish singer-songwriter's addictive album finally available in the States.

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‘Skippy Dies’: This Isn’t Hogwarts

Paul Murray's novel about tragedy, heartbreak, and quantum physics at an Irish private school is as snortingly funny as it is painfully poignant.

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9 Sep 2010 // 8:55 PM

Kopek: White Collar Lies

This is not a good record.

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Redemption Song by Niall Stanage

President Obama, whose great-great-great-grandfather was Falmouth Kearney, had the luck of the Irish -- and a lot of it.

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10 May 2007 // 9:59 PM

Domestic Violence: Poems by Eavan Boland

Much of Boland's fifth volume of poems, is explicitly about Ireland -- its quiet domestic scenes tinged with malice, its relatively recent experience of modernity, its daffodil-filled springs, its ghosts.

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22 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

Man Booker Prize-winner John Banville offers his first crime novel.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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