| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:24 PM
On the face of it, the Signal Ensemble Theatre production of "This Is War" could not be more different from the National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch." The latter is an internationally touring epic drama about the great Scottish regiment; on two...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:46 PM
"You don't want to wake up, do you?"
That's what you hear Scarlett Johansson whisper at the start of a new trailer for "Under the Skin," the provocative alien-on-Earth drama from director Jonathan Glazer ("Birth," "Sexy Beast") that premiered at last...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's not just the protagonist who's short of inspiration in "Not Another Happy Ending," a trifling comedy about writer's block that aims for a blend of Richard Curtis-style cheeriness and arch literary satire, and winds up mostly drawing a blank. An...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Discovery Channel has teamed with Ridley Scott's Scott Free Prods. once again on a scripted miniseries, this time based on Scotland in the late 1200s.
Based on historical books by Nigel Tranter including "The Wallace" and "The Bruce Trilogy," mini will...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Drinking just got even more social.
A Scotland-based brewery has created what it’s calling the world’s first “Twitter beer.” BrewDog brewery had its Twitter followers, Facebook fans and blog readers vote on ingredients for a beer...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Starz has given the greenlight to "Outlander," a new series set in 18th century Scotland and based on the bestselling series of books by Diana Gabaldon.
The series follows Claire Randall, a 20th century doctor who travels in time back to Scotland in the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
LONDON - Voters in Scotland will head to the polls Sept. 18, 2014, to decide whether to go it alone as an independent country or remain in Great Britain with England and Wales.
The referendum could lead to the biggest political shake-up in the British...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The Burnside Craft Brewers Festival
June 15, 1-5 pm, High Meadow Resort, North Granby, oldeburnsidebrewing.com
So proud is Case McClellan of his Scottish heritage that he has affixed the slogans "Scotland Forever" and "The Pipers are Calling:...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Credit the Internet and baby boomers. For Americans of European lineage, the urge to learn the stories of our ancestors on the other side of the pond continues to fuel a strong interest in ancestral travel.
Genealogy ranks among the top search...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The final show of the Blissfest Folk and Roots Concert Series will feature a concert by The Maeve Gilchrist Trio at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.
Still in her mid 20s, Edinburgh-born Celtic and jazz harpist,...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:58 AM
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (Reuters) - Often voted the world's greatest train journey, the voyage from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig in the Scottish highlands defies superlatives thanks to its stunning views and wild landscapes.
Several of the stations...