Artist Keith Salmon hikes in the Scottish countryside, a key part of his process for creating impressionistic landscape paintings. The painter is profiled in the upcoming film Glen Rosa, by Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton. (Courtesy photo)

Local doc “Glen Rosa” showcases Scottish artist’s creative vision

Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton illuminates a visually impaired landscape painter's process in the new film Glen Rosa.
Aug 24, 2015
Jane McGrane on her first trip to the US, in San Francisco in 1976. (Photograph courtesy of Jane McGrane)

Scottish in Seattle

When was the last time you saw a cow? If you lived in Kilmaurs, Scotland, the answer would probably be “this morning.” The town of just over 2,600 people is ringed by dairy farms, manure-filled fields, and cows, making them part of residents’ everyday life.
Dec 26, 2014
A motorcade of scooters and motorcycles flying Catalonian flags passes through the streets of Barcelona. With a strong economy and a unique language and culture, many Catalonians want to see their region seceed from the rest of Spain. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Top 3 separatist movements with lessons for Cascadia

Scotland votes this week on independence, and Catalonia has its own secession vote coming up in November. Will Cascadian independence be next?
Sep 17, 2014
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Scotland wants a breakup, misogynist schooled on sexism, cats turned copters

Scotland launches breakup campaign after 300-year relationship with England There’s nothing worse than ending a long-term relationship. You have to tell your friends and family and decide who’s going to keep that TV you went halfsies on. But that’s just what the Scottish National Party wants after successfully initiating a referendum for Scottish Independence. However, […]
Oct 18, 2012
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U.S. places second in Internet usage, girl bloggers and how to fix a pothole Russian style

Sweden beats out the U.S. at using the internet  Sure, the U.S. is home to tech giants, media moguls and weird internet memes, but we come in second to Sweden in using the Internet to improve people’s lives. The World Wide Web Foundation ranked 61 developed countries by criteria like number of broadband connections, political […]
Sep 7, 2012