Stumped by the Irish language's complexity, a new learner dips into its history and her own.
Her three children devised endless ways to skirt the dreaded vegetable soup.
Music is appreciated throughout the year and makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. Here are some suggestions – ranging from Ken Burns' 'Baseball' soundtrack to Dave Brubeck – recommended by the Monitor staff. Click on the link at the end of each item to purchase on amazon.com, and a small percentage will go to support the Monitor.
Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.
Black Eyed Peas lead singer will.i.am. says the new Michael Jackson album is disrespectful to the pop icon. The Black Eyed Peas will play at the 2011 Super Bowl half-time show on Feb. 6.
Leslie Nielsen, once a Hollywood leading man, he found stardom as comedic actor. Leslie Nielsen starred in 'Airplane,' 'Naked Gun,' and 'Mr. Magoo.'
Portraits by John Singer Sargent on exhibit in New York, President Obama on 'Mythbusters,' three Walt Disney historical documentaries, and more recommendations
Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, as prince and speech therapist, are marvelous in 'The King's Speech,' a moving and remarkable story of friendship and triumph.
'Tangled' tells the story of Rapunzel in a classic Disney 3-D animated musical, with Mandy Moore voicing the golden-haired girl.
Andy Roddick: Finally, after being broken for the second time in the match, Roddick snapped. Or, actually, the rim of his racket snapped when he smashed it against his foot.