Author Archives: midatlanticmusings

About midatlanticmusings

Historian of the Irish Diaspora and masculinities, wife, mother, maternity leave newbie, lover of good books, red wine and fine whiskies, pop culture aficionado, and Star Wars wonk.

You Remind Me of the Babe…

I blame Timothy Dalton… and David Bowie. Definitely Harrison Ford and Charles Dance and Richard Chamberlain and Leslie Howard. And quite possibly James Spader, though I keep wavering on that one – I’m just not sure if he’s her father … Continue reading

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Review – Gallipoli Ireland

The link to my latest review — RTÉ’s Gallipoli Ireland website, published by Notre Dame’s Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies: http://breac.nd.edu/articles/64213-remembering-gallipoli/

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Worth the nod?

The Golden Globes will start later this evening, and the balloting phase for the Academy Awards has been over for two days.  That gives me a limited window to speculate on who I think will at least get Oscar nods … Continue reading

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Why do bridges in Star Wars never have railings?

THE FOLLOWING THINK-PIECE IS FULL OF SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.  YOU REALLY SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SEE IT BY NOW.  READ AT YOUR OWN PERIL.  OR, BETTER YET, JUST TRY WALKING ACROSS A BRIDGE TOWARDS A MAN … Continue reading

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I ♥ Paris

Horrible things have happened tonight in one of my favourite cities.  I was there this past July, having one of the most relaxing and romantic of times — as hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people do in Paris … Continue reading

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If I Picked The Winners… The New Cabinet

Election night two weeks ago was like the Oscars for poli-sci junkies in Canada.  Millions of us stayed up far into the night to see who would win, even though fairly early on in the night, it was kind of … Continue reading

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Spine-tinglers: A Truly Creepy Childhood Hallowe’en

It’s October 31st and beautifully sunny.  That means I can actually write this brief post without looking over my shoulder half a dozen times or panicking as soon as I hear an unfamiliar creek in the apartment. Hallowe’en as an … Continue reading

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