| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:57 AM
All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...
| Sep 1, 2011
Sarah Palin is giving indecision a bad name.
Not only can't she decide whether to run for president, this week she even waffled over whether to keep a date to speak at a "tea party" rally in Iowa on Sunday, a Sarah-palooza her devotees have been...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 9:19 AM
In the sporting world, there is something called the "make-up call." Umpires and referees deny it exists, but the idea is that when they blow a call — and the crowd is always happy to point out when this has occurred, employing the time-honored...
| Apr 24, 2011
Scan through digital images from the Aberdeen Bestiary and you'll find a marvelous stew of myth and reality.
Alongside familiar animals — leopards, panthers, hyenas — this glorious 12th century illuminated manuscript includes some strange...
| Dec 25, 2007
An enchanting tale of friendship and evolving relationships, "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" engagingly grafts coming-of-age movie chestnuts onto Scottish folklore. Though most of the narrative won't surprise anyone who has seen "E.T. The...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 12:34 PM
I came to Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster and found a ghost instead. Of course, I also sampled a lot of Scotch, which might lead some to think my vision was impaired. To those naysayers, I say, "Chill." My camera recorded the event. At least I...
| Mar 27, 2009
One was an established screenwriter, newly famous for writing the ground-breaking Hollywood gay romance, Making Love. The other was the "bad boy" of the British cinema, a filmmaker famed for out-there hits such as Tommy and Women in Love.
| Sep 17, 2010
| 9:14 PM
"The 39 Steps" is the kind of silly show that goes for a laugh by playing three chords lifted from a hokey melodrama — bah, buh, BAAAAHHHH — when the play's title is mentioned.
And then it goes there again and again. And again.
| Jul 9, 2010
| 12:34 PM
THE BEST WAY TO EDINBURGH
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on British, Continental, Lufthansa, KLM, or on United, Air New Zealand, British, Virgin Atlantic connecting to British Midland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
| Apr 22, 2011
If Inverness were a soundtrack, it would be a harp-and-cello duet. Lovely. Subdued. Applause not necessary.
Located 30 miles northwest of the Loop, Inverness is a village of bedrooms, not businesses. Think Barrington Hills without Barrington. Until...
| Sep 17, 2009
EMCEES: George Lopez and Eva Longoria Parker host 'The 2009 ALMA Awards' at 8 p.m. on ABC. SERIES Guiding Light: This long, long, long-running soap opera exits the airwaves after 70-plus years on radio and television (2 p.m. CBS). Bump!......