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…
Yesterday, the UK voted—essentially by accident, both on the part of the pompous drip who called the referendum and the voters who didn’t bother to learn what it meant—to exit the European Union. Today, David Cameron resigned, the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985, global financial markets plummeted, and …
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 …
Yas, knights! Lance your way straight through that glass ceiling!
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.”
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.”
Remember the English guy from last week who deflected rape charges by saying he had probably fallen inside his 18-year-old victim? Turns out he was recently acquitted! So, I was wrong, courts will actually believe anything that comes from the mouth of a rich middle-aged man.
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.
In a stunning victory, the far left “Old Labour” (contra the “New Labour” of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown) candidate Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party.
Teenagers are often told to not put anything online unless they want it there forever, but a new campaign in the U.K. is pressuring tech companies to allow young people to delete or edit content that they put on the internet before their 18th birthday. You hear that, teens? The internet is yours!
Rejoice and be glad: the latest in underwear technology enables you to let fly your wettest, most odorous farts without so much as a knowing sniff from the person seated next to you.
On VE Day, not-yet Queen Elizabeth slipped out of Buckingham Palace and joined the festivities. Please enjoy this clip from a recent Channel 4 program about her evening on the town, in which women who came along reminisce about doing the conga through Piccadilly and down the streets of London then trooping into the…
For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to…
Not to be a buzzkill, but here is one of the most depressing stories you’ll read this month: A woman with severe agoraphobia left her house and promptly fell down a manhole. Because the universe is a cruel place with a bad sense of humor.
Will & Kate's second child is due sometime next month. (She hasn't gotten any more specific than mid-to-late April and can you blame her? Pregnant women who aren't famous get pestered bad enough.) Which means it's time for folks to squander their hard-earned cash by betting on what the pair will name their new arrival.
Quick question: If you watched this commercial without having read the headline, would you know it's about cell phones? Or would you assume that in the forty seconds it takes the ad to get to a cell phone that you were being sold a particularly sexy mirror, white shirt or iron?