The Irish are the Jews of the British Isles. On Famine Day we light the Glocca Morra, bless the Guinness and exchange potatoes.
LOS ANGELES — A gunman escaped after wounding two men in the
parking garage of a North Hollywood synagogue Thursday, frightening
worshippers who heard gunshots and screams before the bleeding
victims stumbled in during morning services.
We've come to expect drollery and eccentricity from Joel and
Ethan Coen. With works like "Blood Simple," "Miller's Crossing" and
the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men," the filmmakers have
specialized in ruthlessly comic, often mercilessly bleak anatomies
of the foibles of ordinary men.
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed
never to allow Israeli leaders or soldiers to stand trial on war
crimes charges over their actions during the military move in the
Gaza Strip, furiously denouncing a U.N. report in a keynote address
It takes gall to riff on Raymond Chandler, which doesn't mean it
can't be done. Robert Altman did it brilliantly in his 1973 movie,
"The Long Goodbye." And now Jonathan Ames is putting a droll,
Brooklyn hipster spin on the genre with "Bored to Death."
HOLLYWOOD — The scene takes place toward the end of Quentin
Tarantino's rollicking World War II action-drama "Inglourious
Basterds." As fire engulfs a Parisian movie theater packed with
German military commanders, pandemonium ensues, diverting attention
from the real action: a heart-pounding…
Jason Bush is accused of killing a homeless man, a white
supremacist, a suspected drug dealer and a 9-year-old girl.
Recently I've read, and heard ad nauseam, about "Depression."
Come with me back to Greene County Mississippi in 1935:
WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court
nominee in history, vowed loyalty to "the impartiality of our
justice system" Monday, confronting Republican skeptics at Senate
hearings suffused with racial politics but all but certain to lead
to her confirmation.