We'll leave the debates over why the Irish are such champions of the written word -- Is it the island's strong oral traditions surrounding the seanchai, or storyteller? The rich vein of Celtic folklore? The really awesome beer? -- to folks who are much smarter and more sober. The Irish count four No ... More >>
In the Irish town of Recess, there is a monument that proclaims: "On this site in 1897 nothing happened." I've never visited Recess during what has essentially become biennial excursions to Ireland; I've only passed by during bumpy bus rides from Galway to Clifden and back. ... More >>
Tamara PalmerLafitte is the new restaurant from "Dissident Chef" Russell Jackson, who most recently hosted underground meals under the Sub-Culture Dining banner. More than two years in the making, the waterfront, pirate-named spot opened its doors for dinner on April 6, and expects to begin l ... More >>
Christopher Chan/FlickrTaste the inscrutability.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Grant does Grant: The Bold Italic's Nicole Grant plays tourist in Chinatown, a nabe that intrigued Oscar Wilde in 1882. Grant: These days, it's hard not to think of Chinatown as a larger version of the 30 Sto ... More >>