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An Artful Solution To The Bee Crisis?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

The Scottish National Gallery recently announced possible plans to turn its spacious rooftop into a home for bees. No, it's not part of some elaborate...

Europe's Top Business Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're ironing out the details of a high stakes merger or need to be connected to all four corners of the globe at once, these top business hotels are equipped to help with your every need.

Scotland...More Than Just The Loch Ness Monster

Christina Kelly | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

With spring just around the corner, there isn't a better time of year to discover the wonder of Edinburgh and the mysteries of the beautiful country of Scotland.

This Drug Is Killing Scotland's Poorest Members

VICE | William Nicoll | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

One filthy grey evening in February, I meet Jack and his friends in a dank bar near The Cowgate. Strewn with broken glass and smattered with the acrid...

Best New Year's Eve Party Towns

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

There are plenty of other cities ringing in 2013 in a truly memorable fashion. We've scoured the globe for hot spots where you won't just be another face in a televised crowd, but where you can really kick off an exciting new year in style.

PHOTOS: 25 Ghastly Places Popular With Travelers

Viator | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Viator

The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.

TEDGlobal 2013 Theme Announced

Max Lugavere | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Max Lugavere

The internationally-focused TEDGlobal recently wrapped a fantastic week of stimulation and inspiration, centered around the theme of Radical Openness.

Dear Fringe Diary

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.14.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

DeAr FrInGe DiArY: If U don't have a !BiG AuDiEnCe! for your show, a cool way to get ppl 2 come CU is to scream at them while already in costume for that show. Ppl will be so impressed that u r in character 24/7 that they will HAVE to come see you.

Claire Sweeney Spotting

Up & Over It | Posted 10.13.2012 | UK Comedy
Up & Over It

We're officially half way through the fringe people - HALF WAY! Two weeks down, two to go. That's two weeks without watching the news or reading a newspaper (besides scouring them for reviews). So apart from Tom Daley getting a medal for doing some sexy showering and Louise Mensch fecking off to America, we have no idea what's going on in the rest of the world. Not that'd matter if we did know.

If Every Instinct You Have Is Wrong, Then the Opposite Would Have to be Right

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Michael Blomquist

When I was young people would say, "Oh, he has so much potential!" This was my death knell. Even in my naive state of ignorant bliss and never-ending cans of root beer I knew that I never wanted to be that guy who grew up with potential and lost it somewhere along the way.

The Benefits of 15-Hour Naps

Jake Martin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Jake Martin

The only thing I can picture in my head when I think of "edgy Jesuit" is a priest in cassock wearing high top sneakers shooting hoops with the kids and reciting lyrics from Will Smith songs.

Jokes About Gad

Mike Sheer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
Mike Sheer

It's quite easy to assume that anyone who does a comedy show about God is going to be derogatory towards religious people. That it will bully the poor figure and poke holes in sundry paper-thin arguments based on naught but faith and old books.

An Open Letter to the Man Playing Bagpipes Outside My Bedroom, Daily, From 9 am

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

The problem is this: you have chosen as your outdoor concert space the area immediately below my bedroom window. Therefore I have been awoken for the past several days by bagpipes, commencing with militaristic regularity at 9:00 am.

Mother Always Said, 'Don't Talk to Strangers'

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

Here I am in Edinburgh actively making myself vulnerable to strangers each and every day.

Why Edinburgh Fringe Comics Need Therapy

Taylor Glenn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Taylor Glenn

If you've never been to the Fringe, let me paint a little picture: imagine being an athlete headed for Olympics, except instead of training for the big event with daily exercise and drills, you down BLT triples, sleep weird hours, and drink like a sailor to cope with stress.

Packing for the Edinburgh Festival -- A Guide

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Monica Heisey

I don't want to brag, but I am incredible at packing suitcases. I have some helpful things to share with audience members, or, gulp, reviewers and critics who will be headed to Edinburgh this August for the controlled chaos that is the Festival Fringe.

How to Prepare For Your Guaranteed Centre College Study Abroad Experience

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Amanda Draughn

One of the things I first noticed when applying to Centre College three years ago was "The Centre Commitment." It guarantees that all students who "me...

What's This Fringe Thing, Anyway?

Michael Blomquist | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Michael Blomquist

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Sounds impressive, eh? Well, it is and it sort of isn't.

The 10 Best Shows At The World's Largest Arts Festival

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh becomes host to the world’s largest arts festival. The Edinburgh Festival & Festival Fringe is known...

WATCH: Baby Lion Plays With Dog, Bunny

Posted 06.22.2012 | Good News

Simba the lion cub, Monty the dog and Thumper the rabbit are best playmates. Don't believe us? Get a load of the trio playing together in this ado...

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl has dedicated a significant proportion of his career to making cities better places for people by studying public spaces and their impact on civic society.

PHOTOS: Wild Festivals Worth Traveling For

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.28.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

From the wildest street parties to time-honored cultural traditions, take a look at this collection of fantastic festival photos from around the globe.

A Remembrance In Edinburgh

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Barry Yourgrau

As my plane descended towards Scotland, I boasted to the guy next to me that the first thing I'd do in Glasgow was grab a meat pie and a pint of Tennant's 80 shilling ale.

PHOTOS: 10 Worthy New Year's Destinations

BootsnAll | Posted 02.27.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

This list gives any traveler or adventure seeker a starting point for celebrating New Year's Eve in a unique and different way.

Hunting Down My 'Auld Country' Scottish Roots

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

One bird calls and calls. Then stops. It's silent when we get to a granite cottage. Ivy covers its walls and row after row of potted flowers guard its door. Marigolds. Just what my grandparents grew.