A previously unpublished Beatrix Potter tale—The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots—is set to hit bookstores in September, and it’s already climbing to the top of the Amazon charts in the U.K. People just can’t get enough whimsically sentient animals from the English countryside!
A conservative Member of Parliament wants the United Kingdom to embrace the hedgehog as its national animal. Just—don’t embrace it too hard, because you’ll end up getting stuck.
[Short, sharp whistle] Feet on the floor, soldiers in the war on Christmas! This morning, please look across the pond to the United Kingdom for an example of action that furthers our cause.
The United Kingdom just debuted designs for its new passport. The theme is “creativity.” And whaddya know, it features seven men and just two women. Guess women need to be more creative!
The lead up to the premiere of Suffragette has not been without hitches—in an interview, Meryl Streep said she was a ‘humanist’ rather than a feminist (a sentiment she later clarified), and promotional photos featuring the all-white cast wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,”…
After more than a century, there is now a single place in Bournville, England—a village built by the founders of Cadbury candy, and still closely tied to the company—where you can buy a goddamn drink. Not everybody is thrilled.
Vivienne Westwood made an unforgettable entrance when she arrived at the home of British Prime Minister David Cameron to protest fracking. Escorted by people in camouflage gear, the fashion designer rolled up in a white armored personnel carrier to join other protesters who wore gas masks. “We are here to poison the…
Last year, the U.K. launched a new, national sperm bank—but only nine dudes are making deposits.
A German couple spending the day at a beach on the North Sea has found a message in a bottle that’s at least 108 years old. Possibly the oldest ever found, it was not originally released by a lovelorn, boating Kevin Costner, but rather an Edwardian British scientist studying undersea currents.
Topshop will no longer display its clothing on freakishly tiny mannequins after British shopper Laura Berry posted a complaint on Facebook.
A movie about JMW Turner, the famous nineteenth-century British painter, featured butt shots so “vigorous” that the film inspired the most complaints from UK viewers in 2014.
Imagine you live in a picturesque village in the UK. Imagine that village is called Flaxley and is located in the Forest of Dean which sounds lovely, sight unseen. Now imagine that it’s a Thursday afternoon and your eardrums are assaulted by music coming not from the friendly fairies of the forest (well...) but from a…
Today in “smallish countries raking in boatloads of cash,” a UK lobbying group called the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has reported that nightlife is responsible for £66 billion dollars of the UK GDP. Or, as of today, close to $104 billion. In other words: raves are lucrative as hell.
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.
Insurgent star and longtime University of Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd received some ugly March Madness-themed Twitter backlash during Sunday's SEC Tournament championship game.
This week, the world retched simultaneously as media outlet after media outlet reported that a UK woman had found a tongue-eating louse in her can of tuna. While that sentence is terrifying, it turns out that the truth is decidedly less so. Your tongue, friends, is safe for another day.
A youth group in England has submitted a proposal to open a school with the specific mission for catering to LGBT youth. The school would be in the city of Manchester, with the expressed purpose of creating a safe space for queer students. However, some have questioned if such a school would not be a form of…
The British royal family has released its annual round-up of official gifts showered upon its various members over the last year, and it appears that the world has banded together to give wee little Prince George the expectation that everywhere he goes for the rest of his life, people will hand him free shit.
Brings a whole new meaning to "squirt gun," that's for goddamn sure. I mean, unless there's a genre of porn I am unfamiliar with.
In a beautiful gesture of reverse colonization (I mean, kinda) this year marks the very first time British retailers are participating in the American tradition of Black Friday. And it looks like the Brits are naturals at it—they've even taken to the standard trampling over each other and "mini-riots" Black Friday is