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  • Scotland's future hangs in balance

    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the...
  • After a 35-year interlude, Kate Bush wows fans with comeback gig

    By Paul Sandle LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Kate Bush mixed note-perfect renditions of her biggest hits with two visually stunning interpretations of her longer conceptual works on Tuesday to delight fans who had waited 35 year for the British singer and...
  • Money issues dominate final televised debate on Scottish independence

    Money issues dominate final televised debate on Scottish independence
    The campaigns for and against Scottish independence held a final televised debate Monday night in Glasgow that polls suggested was won by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond. It was a victory he sorely needed: His “Yes” campaign has...
  • Two for tea in Wilton Manors

    Two for tea in Wilton Manors
    ★★★½ I've never been a fan of restaurants that specialize in serving hot tea to women who wear hats. I don't drink much tea, and scones are too often served with big helpings of pretense. But there's a big surprise in store for...
  • Top UK anti-terrorism officer says Syria-related arrests soar

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top counter-terrorism police officer said on Tuesday arrests linked to fighting in Syria had risen dramatically this year and that significant progress was being made to trace a British man suspected of murdering American...
  • Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

    The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • REVIEW: 'Ecstasy' at Cole Theatre ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Ecstasy' at Cole Theatre ★★½
    As a first show for a new, Equity-affiliated theater in Chicago, Mike Leigh's "Ecstasy" is one tough assignment. We can deduce that the Cole Theatre ("'Victory of the People' is our rally cry") is up for a challenge. That bodes well for the future....
  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • Odds slashed on Van Gaal leaving United

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup by slashing the odds on manager Louis van Gaal leaving the club. William Hill, who had been offering 66-1 against the Dutchman...
  • 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' an eccentric, witty look at pop music history

    "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce" by Bob Stanley (Norton, $29.95) The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce." Really? The whole story? Yeah,...