The Hollywood actor, director, writer and producer returns to his Irish roots with his latest movie. By Tom Deignan. First things first: Actor and filmmaker Ed Burns is well known as a Long Island native, and when we spoke about his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, it had been only two weeks since Hurricane Sandy upended lives across New York and New Jersey. “My … [Read more...] about Ed Burns’ Family Christmas
One of Ford Motor Company’s highest-ranking female executive is retiring after 35 years in the business. Cischke, Group Vice President for Sustainability, Environment and Safety, tells Sheila Langan about her love of Ireland, career highlights, and the intuitive cars of the future. There is one particular conversation that Sue Cischke recalls from when, engineering degree in … [Read more...] about Spotlight On: Sue Cischke
He helped change the course of publishing in the United States by championing avant-garde writers and beat poets. He defied censors in the 1960s by publishing D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer. He brought European writers such as Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett under his Grove Press imprint. He passed away on February 21 at the age of 89. … [Read more...] about Barney Rosset:
Ireland's foremost writer of fiction talks to Frank Shouldice. For writer William Trevor there comes a moment when it’s time to stop. Whether drafting a novel or a short story he arrives at a moment of completion, the point at which all work is done. He will have written, rewritten and reworked elements of the story numerous times, agonized over plot, fussed with characters, … [Read more...] about William Trevor: A Sculptor of Words
Was it good for you?" asked the legendary director John Huston, his distinctive voice bellowing across the sound stage.
"Fine, perfect," replied assistant director Tommy Shaw, a stout, white-bearded terrier of a man, who in turn motioned to Fred Murphy, the cinematographer, and asked, "How was it for you?"
"Good," said Murphy, ever so politely. "Couldn't have been … [Read more...] about 20 Great Interviews: