By Tom Deignan Beautiful World, Where Are You By Sally Rooney Get ready for a new crop of Dublin 20- and 30-somethings, rambling about and chatting, trying to look like they don’t care about life and love. Which means they care very much about life and love. In her first two novels – Conversations with Friends, and Normal People – Mayo native Sally Rooney proved … [Read more...] about August 2021 Book Reviews
San Francisco-based DW Productions is releasing a 2-CD set of Ireland’s Poet-Patriots, A Musical History, commemorating the 1916 rebellion, which was recorded live in concert at the Washington National Cathedral late last year. Conductor Scott Tucker helmed the production that combined classical and traditional Irish music. Irish and Irish-American leaders also acted as … [Read more...] about Poets-PatriotsConcert Now on CD
The seeds of Robert F. Kennedy’s compassion lay in his understanding of the past struggles of his Irish ancestors.
On March 17, 1964, Robert F. Kennedy traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to address the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. His address that evening was rich in purpose but also in sentiment. It was his first speech since Dallas.
He had chosen this Irish American … [Read more...] about Last Word:
A Touch of the Irish
Chris Matthews talks about his new book, which offers valuable insights into Bobby Kennedy, and why we need someone of Kennedy’s ilk today. ℘℘℘ Next year, on St. Patrick’s Day, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will open a new exhibit entitled “The Train: RFK’s Last Journey.” The centerpiece of the show will be more than two dozen large color portraits taken by Look … [Read more...] about Bobby Kennedy’s Message of Unity and Raging Spirit
In his new book The Clinton Wars, Sidney Blumenthal, former Clinton aide, takes aim at Chris Matthews, the host of Hardball on MSNBC. Blumenthal writes that Matthews wanted a job in the administration and "lobbied the White House" to succeed Dee Dee Myers as press secretary but the job went to Michael McCurry.
Blumenthal goes on to say that Matthews then "turned into a … [Read more...] about Playing Hardball with