Topic: St. Patrick's Day
Each year when March 15 rolls around, many of us grope mentally backward to 9th-grade English class and do our best to remember who exactly who it was that warned Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March" and why. But in the years since Shakespeare first coined the phrase in 1599 the fatal date has become well ensconced in literature. To bring yourself up to speed on "ides" literature, here's a beginner's list.
03/15/2011 12:05 pm
The Phoenix Suns players decided to wear their Spanish 'Los Suns' jerseys to tonight's Cinco de Mayo playoff game to protest the new Arizona immigration law. It's the latest example of America's often-contradictory views on illegal immigration and the Hispanic community.
05/05/2010 05:28 pm
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police.
03/24/2010 05:20 pm
Many in Ireland are stunned that the once high-flying 'Celtic Tiger' is now just another battered economy – and by fresh revelations of coverups of sexual abuse of children in the Roman Catholic church as Pope Benedict XVI apologized directly to Irish abuse victims.
03/20/2010 09:40 am
Global News Blog As Ireland breaks for St. Patrick's Day, Ulster Unionists turn to Flash Harry for votes
The Ulster Unionist Party, once the powerful voice of pro-British activism in Northern Ireland, has turned to Freddy Mercury impersonator Flash Harry to improve its political standing.
03/17/2010 03:46 pm
There is no shortage of great books about Ireland. Here's a sampler to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
03/17/2010 12:42 pm
Guinness sells 10 million glasses of beer daily (but no green beer) and far more on St. Patrick's Day. That's a new phenomenon. Not long ago, all pubs in Ireland closed on St Patrick's Day.
03/17/2010 10:36 am
On St. Patrick's Day, a look at how three well-known traditions came to be.
03/17/2010 09:52 am
President Obama celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen.
03/17/2010 05:50 am
A Staten Island Ferry worker was suspended for showing his St. Patrick's Day cheer.
03/16/2010 10:09 am