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  • On the literary trail in Scotland

     On the literary trail in Scotland
    WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs saying "Haste Ye Back," had lost the painted line down the middle of the two-lane road.
  • Drinking (and making) Scotch on Robert Burns Day

     
    Celebrate the birthday of Scotland's favorite son Wednesday, also known as Burns Day, after the 18th century Romantic poet Robert Burns. Known for his lilting lyricism, storied love affairs and fondness for haggis, Burns also enjoyed a good glass of...

    Matt Weinstock, Jan. 19, 1960

     
    Mass Hysteria No one knows how it started but one day last week the rumor swept through an L.A. junior high school that the Russians were going to drop an atom bomb on the city at noon. Probably some youngster remarked mischievously, "Wouldn't it be funny...

    Matt Weinstock, Jan. 23, 1960

     
    Life at the Outpost A couple named Janet and George, who moved recently from the lowlands to a home in the Hollywood Hills reached by a short private road, invited some friends to dinner the other night. All the guests arrived on time except a doctor...

    Calendar: events for March 2008

    ARIZONA Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop This central Arizona fest, now in its 14th year, has a roster of 130 films and includes appearances by Helen Hunt, who makes her directorial debut with "Then She Found Me"; actor Diane Ladd; director...