| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:18 PM
As proudly reported in Scottish Life magazine, a British think tank called the New Economics Foundation recently determined that the Scots are the happiest people in Britain, boasting some of the most impressive "wellbeing" scores anywhere. Exactly why...
| 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 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:...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:51 AM
It's quite the tartan moment in Chicago. The Ryder Cup gets under way at the Medinah Country Club. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is here schmoozing with business leaders and talking increased Scottish independence. And Chicago Shakespeare Theater...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:27 PM
I'm still swamped, so my list today is somewhat truncated. I figured I'd let you guys do the work. My question is: Who are the best duos in historical fiction? I read a lot of the stuff, so I'll offer......
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Scottish voters will go to the polls in 2014 to decide whether Scotland should become an independent nation. A referendum agreed to by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will allow voters to decide whether to end...
| Aug 31, 2012
This summer might have been too darn hot, but the theater scene is about to zoom into the red zone. It's impossible to do justice to the awe-inspiring variety of work that is waiting in the wings this season at theaters large, small and in-between, but...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:05 AM
- Explore underground streets in Edinburgh, Scotland, with Dark Truth Tours
- Make a stop in New Orleans for a primer on all things voodoo
- Visit Sleepy Hollow for a look at the origins of that chilling legend
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Yes, south Hampton Roads has all the amphitheaters. Still, the Peninsula's been holding its own on the live music front recently. This week I learned that a couple of notable groups are heading this way: The Outlaws and North Sea Gas.
| Jul 27, 2011
We can almost see the headline now: "Obama sides with gang."
Which may, ultimately, prove true. It's anybody's guess which (if any) deficit-reduction plan will make its way to the president, but the Gang of Six is making the rounds ("Hannity," NPR,...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Clerical garb can be so ... drab, right? What those old-fashioned color-blocked robes need is a snap of traditional Scottish plaid. We know that was almost certainly not the motivation behind Thursday's unveiling of the first tartan created to...