Colum McCann in Dublin

Lucy Healy-Kelly caught Colum McCann reading from his new book “Trans-Atlantic” at the Dublin Writer’s Festival, an evening full of excitement; Gerry Adams was there for an autograph too.

Theatre: The Talk of the Town

@Pat Redmond How’s It’s New York: The title The Talk of the Town is taken from the name of the social diary of the New Yorker, the first job with the magazine for Irish writer Maeve Brennan.  Herself a New Yorker for most of her life, the play is set in New York in the […]

Come On Over! Silent Film Review from Cork

How It’s New York: This 1922 film is partly set in New York, where the Irish emigrant protagonists make their new home in Amerikay; and what is more New York than that? The film has recently been acquired by the IFI Irish Film Archive from the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, which […]

From Cork to New York

How It’s New York: Ireland’s largest county has been well represented in New York of late, with the Irish Arts Center in particular flying the flag well. Earlier this year we were treated to Corkman Ray Scannell’s brilliant play Mimic, the beautiful Alphabet Series exhibition from Cork Print Makers, and the current showcase of poetry […]

Don O’Neill Dresses the Town (and First Lady) with Theia

What do Ireland’s First Lady Sabina Higgins, Oprah Winfrey, and the Big Apple Rose of Tralee have in common? A penchant for the fashions of designer Don O’Neill, whose women’s wear combines NYC glamour with an Irish sensibility.   Lucy Healy-Kelly interiewed the designer during fashion week (a first for the women of NYIA!) How It’s […]

Savage, Beautiful, Scottish: Alexander McQueen at the Met

Lucy Healy-Kelly finds Alexander McQueen’s patriotic heart on his sleeve at the Savage Beauty exhibit, closing August 7th, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art How It’s New York: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty has been one of the city’s most talked about exhibits of Summer 2011 and has attracted huge numbers of visitors since it opened […]

Summer Salon Series with Dermot Bolger and friends

Lucy Healy-Kelly enjoys the blend of song and story at the Summer Salon, featuring playwright Dermot Bolger Dermot Bolger and Sons How It’s New York: The event was the second of three in the Summer Salon series at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dermot Bolger’s excellent play The Parting Glass just […]

Harry Potter & the Last Hurrah

Lucy Healy-Kelly takes up arms in Dumbledore’s Army just in time for  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 How It’s New York: Erm, probably a more fitting place specific heading here would be ‘How It’s Planet Earth’. This week the eighth and final Harry Potter film opened here in New York, so it […]

Stone, Paper, Scissors

Lucy Healy-Kelly takes a peek at a new arts and literary journal, and talks to fellow Corkonian Katie Raissian about what it’s all about. How It’s New York:  A gathering of young Brooklyn-based women involved in the arts have just brought out the first edition of a new literary and art journal called Stonecutter. How […]

Stone, Paper, Scissors

Lucy Healy-Kelly takes a peek at a new arts and literary journal, and talks to fellow Corkonian Katie Raissian about what it’s all about. How It’s New York:  A gathering of young Brooklyn-based women involved in the arts have just brought out the first edition of a new literary and art journal called Stonecutter. How […]

Julie Feeney’s Voice Soars Over the Rainbow at Joe’s Pub

Lucy Healy-Kelly finds that Julie Feeney’s voice takes her where troubles melt like lemondrops! How It’s New York:  Lafayette Street’s Joe’s Pub welcomes Julie back for her third performance of the season, part of the Imagine Ireland programme. It also marks the Stateside launch of her second album Pages. A self-confessed NY fan, Julie just […]

It’s Molly, Jim, but not as we know it.

A review of Judith Mok’s Molly Says No!  from Lucy Healy-Kelly How It’s New York:  When she performed in this, June 16th, Bloomsday, was fast approaching and the annual wave of Joycean events are taking place both in Ireland and internationally. More treats for New York Ulysses fans include the Irish Arts Center’s Bloomsday Breakfast in […]