How you feel about yourself can have a real impact on your country. No, hear me out, it really can. Everything connects. Your personal psychology affects your group psychology after all. Some psychologists call it the Starbucks factor.
This month The Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan are staging two Brian Friel one-act plays that explore love and the tales people tell themselves to make sense of their lives. It's the hottest new ticket off-Broadway.
In "A Private War" Irish actor Jamie Dornan plays a journalist who risks his own life to bring us the truth about the war in Syria, in a triumphant new film that is a timely reminder of the enduring value of the free press.
Looking back on President Donald Trump's inauguration speech let us reflect one week on from a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and as US military troops are being deployed to protect American from huddled masses.