Film: The Hunger Games: It is not “Lord of the Flies”

THE HUNGER GAMES It is not “Lord of the Flies” How It’s New York:  because New Yorkers had been obsessed about its release when it came out, sleeping on line at a Barnes &Nobles’ appearance of some cast members like fans waiting for rockstars.  The DVD comes out August 18. How It’s Irish: because the […]

Review: Some Enchanted Evening…of “Food and Pleasure”

Florence Fabricant, Drew Nieporent, Gabriel Kreuther, and Bill Yosses How It’s New York: “Pen, Paper and Palate” takes place in New York City, the brainchild of Ruda Dauphin. The May, 2012 installment included  two of the City’s premiere chefs, a restauranteur, and a food columnist. How It’s Irish: The program was presented jointly with the […]

Ye’ll take the high road: The Tartan Parade, Part II

How it’s New York: A parade up Avenue of the Americas – what’s more New York than that? How it’s [Scottish] Irish: Listen to the pipes and drums. If that doesn’t convince ya, I have three words for ya: men in kilts!  Intrepid blogger Sue Sylvester reports on the- Kirkin ‘O’ the Tartan, and the […]

Hauer ya gae! Tartan Week Celebrations, Part I – the Ceilidh

Mike Ogletree and Caitlin Boyle boogie down How it’s New York: In its 10th year, this is NYC’s version of the national observation of all things Scottish – with a cast of thousands…of proud, fun-loving New York Scots. How it’s  [Scottish] Irish:  In Scotland, April 6th marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath  in […]

Film InteReview: Sue Sylvester on Eddie Fernandez’ Martial World and Final Level

How It’s New York: because both films take place in the Bronx, NY. How It’s Irish:  because the Irish – historically, all the way back to the ancient Celts – have always been interested in fighting,  and these films were shown on St. Patrick’s Day. (And they take place in the Bronx in NYC: a […]