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Death of a Conservative Autocrat

His ascension to Peter's throne in the seventies buried the potential emanating from Vatican II, and a Counter-Reformation began. Read More »

Dog Whistle issues and other political matters

As the UK Tories propose ‘dog whistle’ issues to bring voters to heel, Queenie examines the mysteries of issue classification. Read More »

Personal review of the Dublin International Film Festival

Some moments from the recent Dublin International Film Festival. Bringing a little slice of indie to the edge of Europe. Read More »

The A – Z of St. Patrick’s Day

An alternative guide to Paddy's Day (SPD) in Ireland. With best wishes from Queenie in Dublin. Beannacht Feile Padraig libh! Read More »

Book Review: The Memory of Running, by Ron McLarty

Another great American road trip, this time Smithson Ide, forty three, crosses the States on his boyhood Raleigh. Read More »

January 10, 1610: Heaven abolished

Ireland’s Rough Magic theatre company presents a sell-out interpretation of Brecht’s The Life of Galileo that is challenging, but timely. Read More »

Gerry Adams was never a member of the IRA army council. And I’m Liv Tyler.

Why can’t the peace process, its dreary steeples, brown suited men, suave apologists, and their oppressive righteousness just go away? Read More »