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Calendar, Night&Day The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

“Bagpipes, haggis, poetry, whiskey.” The Scottish pub's website describes its 11th annual Burns Night activities tersely, and with target-map accuracy. Those four items are the main points of interest for the evening, and also the ones you'd want to be…
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Calendar, Night&Day Yes We Cairn

Yes We Cairn

Scotland's favorite son, Robert Burns, appears to be one of the few cult figures who may have actually lived up to his reputation. A drinker, a ladies' man, a Freemason, and an occasional farmer, he managed, in what must have…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Address to Edinburgh

Annual tributes to Scottish poet Robert Burns take place everywhere there are Scots and their admirers. Burns Night often happens in august, wood-paneled halls full of leaded crystal, the finest Highland malts, dignified brogues intoning the old verse, and that…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Too Too Funny

Too Too Funny

FRI 1/21 Anders and crew planned to hold a photo shoot of the event for the issue's cover, then decided to let the rest of us in on the fun. Although dancers with actual ballet training will be present, all…
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Calendar, Night&Day Great Scot

Great Scot

A friend, we'll call her Erika, was the childhood victim of enforced cultural rites. Growing up in the 1980s in San Bernardino, wishing for blonder hair, a better bikini, and the perfect routine for her cheerleading squad, Erika instead had…
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Music, House of Tudor Sound Advice

Sound Advice

Although the Animals may be second to the Rolling Stones in terms of lasting influence and popularity among British R&B groups from the '60s, even Brian Jones admitted Animals frontman Eric Burdon was "the best blues singer to come out…
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