On Saturday night in Rio, British runner Lynsey Sharp finished sixth in the 800 meter race while Caster Semenya, from South Africa, took the gold. In the wake of her disappointing finish, Sharp bemoans that hyperandrogenic athletes like Semenya skew the competition.
Earlier today, David Cameron announced the end of his premiership of Great Britain. Then he hummed a little song.
John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight and contender for Best British Human, has gifted his adopted country with a video in honor of Independence Day. But he also reminds viewers what our independence from Mother England has cost us young, scrappy, and hungry ruffians.
On Sunday, July 3, singer Lily Allen attended a garden party hosted by Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. The guest list included such insufferable cretins as News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch and now-ex UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Upon discovering this, Allen threw herself into the righteous task of documenting—and…
Former London Mayor and human haystack blown askew by heavy winds Boris Johnson faked everybody out real good this week. He campaigned fiercely for the historically bad idea known as Brexit and then, when it was achieved, abruptly announced that he didn’t want to run the country and figure out how to implement it…
In a razor-tight vote, Great Britain has voted to leave the European Union, which was a really, disastrously bad idea. Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK’s Independence Party, celebrated the vote by saying Brexit was achieved “without a single bullet being fired.” He apparently forgot that one week ago, MP Jo Cox was …
Jo Cox, a 41-year-old member of Parliament, has reportedly died after being shot and stabbed in public Thursday morning by a man who reportedly shouted “Britain first” as he attacked her. Cox has publicly supported remaining in the European Union during Brexit, the ongoing debate over whether Great Britain should…
Although abortion is legal in the rest of the United Kingdom, its ban in Northern Ireland remains in place. And as a result, a 21-year-old woman was almost sent to prison for self-inducing a miscarriage.
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) thought it might be swell to ask the public to vote on a name for its new research vessel. And swell it is, as the vessel may be baptized “Boaty McBoatface.”
Great Britain’s most elite private schools—Eton College and Rugby School to name two—are often seen as emblematic of the Isles’ long history of socioeconomic stratification and protected privilege. But now some administrators are attempting to change course by making their student bodies a little more diverse.
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.
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.”
God, Prince Harry. I didn’t even really get him because growing up, Prince William was much more my steez and in my adolescent age bracket.
Assuming the Royal Baby breaches the Duchess of Cambridge’s earthly vessel sometime in the next 36 hours, this weekend proves to be an especially interesting one for revelers. Why, you ask, unwilling to let your eyes linger over your tattered copy of Thomas Carlyle’s history of the French Revolution and discover the…
Reports of what appears to be an attempted sexual assault in India have added yet another ignominious chapter to the country's recent saga of high-profile sex crimes. Fearing an attack from a hotel owner, a British woman traveling alone near the Taj Mahal jumped out of the window of her third-story hotel room.
The Broadway version of Matilda the Musical is trying to exorcise its thornier British-isms before opening for thick-skulled, waxy-eared American audiences, among which there is hardly a single theatergoer with a real appreciation for the British idiom.
When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess of the Great Commonwealth of Shinylocks and Prime Minister of Party Favors was doling out medals for men's discus at last night's installment of London's Paralympics, second-place finisher Mehrdad Karam Zadeh refrained from shaking the Duchess' hand, which…
Two British women are suing their employers after being fired for violating their companies' dress codes — by wearing cross necklaces. And the outcome of their case could affect display of religious symbols across Europe.