Congrats to the Lancashire couple who found a roughly 3.5 pound chunk of whale... something... while recently strolling the beach. The waxy, smelly lump is actually called ambergris, it’s used in making perfume, and it’s extremely valuable.
If the dogged pace of the modern age has left you weary, anxious, and afflicted by aches and malaise, you may require a more historical diagnosis. We tend to refer to these symptoms collectively as burnout, but the Victorians called it “neurasthenia.”
Despite becoming a cultural phenomenon at home, shows like Empire aren’t attracting the same number of viewers abroad, leading some to believe that the world just isn’t ready for African American stories outside of America. But it’s not that simple: the business of television is changing.
Bridget Jones has emerged from the early aughts to give us Bridget Jones’s Baby, wherein our protagonist, played by Renée Zellweger, is pregnant and unsure whether McDreamy or Mr. Darcy is the father. Hilarious, right? Ugh.
In a case of real life imitating an episode of The Golden Girls, a uniformed police officer was mistaken for a stripper when he found a group of women celebrating a 50th birthday inside of a social club in Wiltshire, England.
Because adolescence is a blithesome, tranquil time when we treat our peers with the tenderest sympathy and respect, a number of English secondary school students have created anonymous Instagram accounts inspired by the show Gossip Girl.
On Monday, actor Idris Elba will make his way to Westminster to address Parliament regarding the egregious lack of diversity on British television.
Seven men have been convicted or pleaded guilty in London to stealing £14 million —$20 million— in gold, diamonds, sapphires, and cash from an underground vault. It’s believed to be the largest burglary in English history, and certainly the funniest: The ringleader, according to police, was 76 years old, and he used…
Archeologists from the University of Cambridge have discovered the amazingly well-preserved remains of a Bronze Age village at a quarry site in eastern England’s Peterborough. “This is a world full of swords and spears,” said site director, Mark Knight. “It is not entirely a friendly place.”
There’s an entire, booming segment of the gadget business catering to the wealthy, building ever more elaborate Bluetooth-enabled designer kitchen appliances or whatever. But it’s certainly not a new phenomenon, as this circa-early 1800s jeweled silkworm/still-functional automaton attests.
Over the past few days, I’ve participated in two watershed cultural moments. First, I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a theater with reclining seats. Second, I watched eight straight hours of The Great British Bake Off. Guess which one has affected me more?
Gaze upon the image before you. Looks so good, right? Some—and by “some” I mean me—might argue that pizza is one of humankind’s few creations worthy of worship. It’s unclear where England’s Manchester Metropolitan University stands on the issue of pizza deification, but it’s worth nothing that they are now permitting…
The Juicy Couture tracksuit, uniform of circa 2004 Paris Hilton and the “cool mom,” will be recognized as an icon of millennial wealth in an exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert museum.
A British beauty parlor owner named April Major has been arrested for a series of Facebook posts in which she announced that her fake eyelash emporium, Blinks of Bicester, would no longer book “Muslin” (yep) or “Islamic” clients. “Sorry but time to put my country first,” she wrote.
Painting portraits with his junk is a talent that Tim Patch, known as “Pricasso,” didn’t share with the world until later in life. But the sexagenarian artist is making up for lost time by putting all his other creative works (unsurprisingly he’s done a lot of wood-carving) on the back burner while he thrills the…
When you finally become a licensed driver and have a few years under your belt, the driving experience becomes automated. But what happens when you go to a foreign country where they drive on the wrong side of the road? That’s this week, on Worst Car Stories.
Anti-gentrification activists calling themselves the “Fuck Parade,” toting torches, buckets of paint, and pig head masks on spikes, attacked a cereal cafe in London on Saturday night. The owners of the Cereal Killer Cafe said their staff and customers had to “barricade themselves” inside while the protesters wrote…
I’m not going to subject you to the umpteen millionth permutation of the opening line of Pride and Prejudice, so let’s just lay it out there: Holy shit, there are so many Jane Austen souvenirs.
How do you keep your pregnancy reveal video from being cloying and obnoxious? Hire this little boy to act as your shocked and thrilled son. Or at least hire someone (preferably a child) who can deliver a line like “Are you really having a bay-bay? Is it in your belly now?” with a similarly adorable inflection.