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Nuclear Titanic

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Perhaps we need 50 or even 100 nuclear weapons. To be safe, perhaps we keep an active stockpile of 450 nuclear weapons, as nuclear experts recommended in a 2012 study. We have 5,000 today.

Scotch Cocktails for Burns Night 2014

Imbibe | Posted 03.25.2014 | Taste
Imbibe

Want to celebrate like the Scots? Try mixing up one of these Scotch-soaked cocktails.

The Long History of White Privilege in Prison Reform

Tammy Ingram | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Tammy Ingram

Orange Is the New Black has raised awareness about the prison reform movement precisely because the lead character is a middle-class white anomaly in a federal prison population that has swelled by nearly 800 percent since 1980.

From Wit and Mirth to Secret Songs of Silence: A Brief Introduction to Bawdy Songs

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

In November, 1939, in East Calais, Vermont, two collectors recorded a rare ballad called "The Frozen Limb," sung by a lumberjack and sawyer named Elme...

Scotland Celebrates Robert Burns

John Lundberg | Posted 03.30.2012 | World
John Lundberg

This past Wednesday was Robert Burns day in Scotland. Whether you're familiar with Burns or not, you know his poetry.

A Whisky Toast For Burns Night

Liquor.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Liquor.com

We don't need much of an excuse to buy a bottle of single malt whisky or to pour a dram. But next week, we're more than justified: Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, was born on January 25, 1759.

Master The Art Of Blending Scotch At Glengoyne Distillery

Pam Grout | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

If you're one of those Scotch geeks that swears by having a wee drink every now and again, you may have already made the pilgrimage to the motherland. Now, thanks to a distillery near Loch Lomond in the Scottish Highlands, 15 minutes north of Glasgow, you can extend your whiskey education even further.

AP's Robert Burns Playing Politics by Replacing "Settlement Freeze" With "Curb on Housing Construction"

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Burns' piece unilaterally changes the terminology and phraseology connected to one of the major obstacles of the Palestinian-Israeli conflicts. By changing this terminology, Burns has clearly taken a biased stand.

A Jew, A Scotsman And A Haggis Walk Into A Bar... And Try Balvenie Single Malt Scotch

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tony Sachs

Why does the typical American know about -- if not celebrate -- St. Patrick's Day, but not Robert Burns Day? I have no idea. Or as a Scot might say, I cannae tell ye.

Happy Birthday, Robert Burns

Roy M. Pitkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roy M. Pitkin

On January 25, give or take a day or two, people around the globe will gather to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's greatest literary figure.

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.

The Poet Behind "Auld Lang Syne"

John Lundberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
John Lundberg

When you raise your glass to celebrate the New Year, you'll probably be reciting a poem by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. And this January, there will be another reason to remember Burns.