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Since Visiting Scotland, I've Been Trying to Understand Its Culture

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

It's been five years since I visited Scotland, the home of my paternal ancestors, and it was far from the tartan-clad, bagpipe-playing, haggis-eating oasis I was half-expecting.

Bridal Disco Is the Next Big Thing

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

urry in a Hurry was on our agenda for lunch, and we were able to fit in a nice walk to the French café on West Bow (by the castle) for supper. Carrot and fennel soup and an amazing veggie sandwich on toasted bread, was a perfect meal for a rainy Scottish evening.

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Instructive Capers With the Capers

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Robert Whitcomb

It's an old cliché that Canada is entirely like the United States -- a sort of 51st state. Of course, it isn't. It has some qualities that are characteristically Canadian, not American. The "Capers,'' a mix of Scottish, French, English, Irish and those whom Canadians call members of the "First Nations'' (our "Native Americans''), have a very strong regional identity.

Scotland, Sovereignty and Corporations

David Morris | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

If Scotland does become sovereign it will quickly discover that that sovereignty has been severely restricted by new global rules promoted by increasingly dominant global corporations.

Scottish Independence Polls Show Close Race A Month Before The Vote

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Two opinion polls show that Scotland's voters are narrowly divided on whether to leave the United Kingdom one month befor...

These 15 Celebrities Totally Disagree On Scottish Independence

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

(Reuters) - In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots have gone public with their views on whether Scotland should lea...

The Evolution of Bassist Erik Scott: From Alice Cooper to World Celtic

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

There's a classic saying that goes, "An old musician never dies, he just... (fill in the blank)," and one fills in that blank with whatever witticism aptly applies. I don't know if Erik Scott would appreciate the "old musician" reference, but since he and I did meet back in the early-'80s, it's likely the term applies to us both!

Genetic Family Reunion: DNA Reveals Alex Haley's Scottish Roots (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.25.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

Genetic genealogy has been around for more than a dozen years, but has exploded in popularity over the last few. We're remarkably fortunate to live...

Could Brussels Sprouts Be Dangerous?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Doctors have warned certain patients not to hit the Brussels sprouts too hard this Christmas. A man from Ayrshire, Scotland, was hospitalized after e...

What Scotland Tells Us About Europe

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.21.2012 | World
Robert Teitelman

In a world where Scotland is threatening to break away from ties with Britain, how will the eurozone convince national entities, each with some call on a deep and emotionally satisfying past, to drop all that and cloak themselves in this synthetic garment called "Europe"?

Douglas Murray and Irishmen, Englishmen and Scotsmen

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman walked into a bar.