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"I am somebody"

Last week I spent a few hours in London’s East End with MD, NW, TN, a tour guide from Alternative London and 15 new friends, looking at street art. 663 more words


"is féidir leis an ghaoth a bheith i gcónaí ag do chúl"

Belfast has a long history — its original settlement was at least 5,000 years ago. Linen production put it on the map in the late 19th century after the American Civil War caused a cotton shortage. 742 more words


Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6) by Louise Penny

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Published: September 28, 2010

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. 402 more words


"Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg..."

In the early 20th century, Belfast was a major ship-building hub. Many famous ships were built there, including the infamous Titanic. To celebrate the men and women who made these behemoths a reality, the city opened a new Titanic Experience museum in 2012 on the banks of the Lagan River. 314 more words


"We, the participants in the multi-party negotiations, believe that the agreement we have negotiated offers a truly historic opportunity for a new beginning."

I spent last weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I grew up hearing about The Troubles, as the civil sectarian conflict that took place there is known. 575 more words


High school teacher placed on leave for using n-word during class discussion

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News, Virginia, high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after using a racial epithet while discussing the use of derogatory names. 129 more words


"Heaven take thy soul, and England keep my bones!"

ST and I dropped in on the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square to see some of the artwork. Some of these paintings and sculptures are so famous I’ve had them in textbooks over the years. 473 more words