The Crowley family

Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family’s Journey

The Crowleys refer to themselves as “a very average American family” who simply did “what almost any other parents would have wanted to do” in the face of a situation that was presented by the medical establishment to be hopeless. But this is a family who, when facing impossible challenges, rose to the occasion in a fashion incredible enough to be the subject of two full-length books and...

Patricia Harty

The First Word: Chasing Miracles

“I think your happiness in life is largely dependent on how you deal with adversity….” – John Crowley in Chasing Miracles. In this issue’s cover story, we bring you behind the scenes to the Crowley family home in Princeton, New Jersey.  John, one of our Business 100, is the founder of several biotech companies specializing in finding cures for genetic diseases. His wife Aileen,...

Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser in Extraordinary Measures

Brendan Fraser on Playing John Crowley in Extraordinary Measures

Brendan Fraser’s name might be most often associated with his work on major high-tech Hollywood movies like The Mummy series, George of the Jungle, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Journey to the Center of the Earth. But in conversation, his thoughtful, halting speech and meaningful insights on his most recent role, that of John Crowley in Extraordinary Measures, are reflective of the emotional...

Celtic Woman live in concert

Celtic Woman

The women behind the Irish musical phenomenon that has taken America by storm    In 2008, Celtic Woman’s album The Greatest Journey Essential Collection debuted at number one on Billboard’s World Music chart. Three of their albums combined have held the number one position for ninety consecutive weeks. Now, having sold over 50 million records worldwide, the multi-platinum Irish darlings of...

Pierce Brosnan and Robert Pattinson in Remember Me

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Controversy may be on the agenda when Pierce Brosnan’s new film is unveiled at the Berlin Film Festival this February. Brosnan will star in The Ghost Writer, one of the films slated to open the fest. The film has been directed by none other than Roman Polanski. Polanski, of course, was recently placed under house arrest and is back in an L.A. courtroom, the latest episode in a decades-old saga...