Originally posted 3.17.08 and re-posted each St. Patrick’s Day. I won’t be wearing green today. Don’t get me wrong – like many Americans, I’ve got plenty of Irish blood in my veins, […]
Peace painted large
by Kaitlin Lindahl She’s staring at me, her blue eyes wide awake, but I have nothing to say. From outside the bus window, I stare back, entranced. The man a few seats […]
Castro and Miami's Cuban community and what the hell was Ozzie Guillen thinking?
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen recently lost his freakin’ mind. He told Time that I love Fidel Castro…I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel […]
The poetry and magic of Ireland's rural South: a photoessay
by Andrea Breemer Frantz “It is one thing to adore a painting…but it is quite another thing to learn from a painted narrative what to adore.” – Clifford Geertz, cultural anthropologist, Local Knowledge For most […]
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #116: Long Live Elena Pavlichenko
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #99: Heed the Peace Gnome
“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it?
Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1499: Ireland outlaws blasphemy
On January 1 most of the world rolled forward into a new decade. The Catholic Republic of Ireland, meanwhile, rolled backward into a former century. Lawmakers in staunchly Catholic Ireland passed the […]
Nota Bene #95: STFU
Gonna try something different
Whom will President Obama appoint as ambassadors?
Much of President Barack Obama’s pre-election stump speeches focused on the perceived need to reinvigorate America’s moral leadership around the world. Indeed, rhetoric on the White House website says, “President Obama and […]