| 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:...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 4, 2013
Plunging into a novel by James Kelman is like diving head-first into a chilly lake.
It's a shock to your system at first, and a bit disorienting, but the trick is to keep moving. Once your muscles get warmed up and you get your bearings, 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
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Pregnancy. The Blue Angels. Winemaking. Running versus lawn mowing. Good books. Home ownership. Heirloom vegetables.
Conversation, in the company of strangers, shifts often and effortlessly on a Saturday night at Brambleberry Bed-and-Breakfast, in west-...