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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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“Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism case to go to trial

Two years ago, I wrote about how Led Zeppelin was sued by California band Spirit for plagiarism. Apparently, in 1969, they opened for Spirit, and apparently, Spirit played a little instrumental called “Taurus.” A few years later, Led...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: New Who Spin-off Class Casting, Convention News, New Companion Rumors, Season 9 on DVD

The last month has seen a lot of interesting things coming out of the Whoniverse about the next season of the show and the new companion. Really the buzz around the new companion has been insane! We finally have some information about...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Tea is Happiness and Love GB

This week’s new designs over at Anglotees.com are a fab new tribute to tea and a new design from Malcolm Watson. First up is Tea is Happiness which is a cheeky tribute to every Anglophile’s favorite drink. Next up is Love GB, a new tribute to Great Britain from Malcolm Watson. Show More Summary

Guest Feature: 10 Brilliant British Audiobooks for Anglophiles

Whether you want to learn more about Britain, bask in a beautiful accent, or get lost in an enchanting story – we’ve got you covered with this collection of audiobooks, audio dramas and radio compilations. All can be streamed via Audible or downloaded through iTunes worldwide. Show More Summary

Dreaming Spires: Top 10 Things to See and Do in Oxford England

  Editor’s Note: We have a very long feature (and tons of beautiful pictures) about our visit to Oxford going out in the next issue of the Anglotopia Magazine, be sure to subscribe or pre-order the next issue so you don’t miss it.  Oxford is one of our most favorite places to visit in England. Show More Summary

British Travel: The Exchange Rate is Incredible Right Now – Travel to Britain is as Affordable as it has been in Years

We’ve traveled to Britain more than a dozen times in the last 15 years or so and we’ve watch the Pound/US Dollar exchange rate bounce in many different directions. But mostly it stayed in a place that made travel to Britain rather unaffordable to most people. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Free Trip to Britain from Extra TV – USA ONLY – Enter By April 22nd

Extra TV and several other organizations have banded together to offer up a chance to win a fantastic free trip to Britain. Unfortunately, this one is only open to the USA. Hear are the prize details: GREAT and Visit Britain are offering...Show More Summary

Radiohead: New album, new world tour, new collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson.

By all accounts, Radiohead seem to be well underway in their work on their ninth studio album (eighth if you don’t count Pablo Honey, which nobody does). A while back, I posted about how they created an LLC for their next album. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Netflix’s 10 Part Drama about HM The Queen Starts November 4th Worldwide – New Trailer Inside

We’ve been very excited about this. Netflix has announced the release date of their new 10 part drama about the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign starring Claire Foy as HM The Queen and Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh. Created...Show More Summary

Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Official Teaser Trailer #1 – Video

We have our first real good look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them thanks to a new trailer from Warner Brothers. There’s some very obvious name dropping in this trailers – with mentions of Hogwarts and Albus Dumbledore. I’mShow More Summary

Ten Actors Who Played Sherlock Holmes Through History

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous literary character of the last 150 years, ever since he first appeared in the 1887 edition of Beeton’s Christmas Annual in “A Study in Scarlet”.  Holmes has been portrayed on stage, screen, and...Show More Summary

Damon Albarn’s Wonder.land soundtrack to be released this month.

A while back, I learned that Damon Albarn was working on a West End musical. A few months later, he teased that it could be based on a beloved children’s book. Eventually, he ended up revealing that it was a musical called Wonder.Land,...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Welcome to the UK and London Colour

This week over at Anglotees.com we have two beautiful new designs. First up is Welcome to the UK, a beautiful hand drawn tribute to the UK. Next up is London Colour, a colourful new tribute to London. Both are available in men’s, women’s,...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: Churchill’s Places – The Locations Winston Churchill Worked and Loved

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the first issue of the Anglotopia magazine. Subscribe today to receive the next issue of our magazine and read about British History, Culture and Travel all in one place. Pre-order the...Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: 12 Filthy British Words Americans Should Use – Video

If the British are good at one thing, it is creating euphemisms for sex. So prolific are they, in fact, that America – arguably still the world’s largest superpower – cannot keep up. Sure, one might occasionally hear an American rattling...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Paul McCartney to release a 4-Disc Greatest Hits compilation

When’s the last time Paul McCartney released a greatest hits compilation? All the way back in 2001. In a solo career that’s lasted 46 years, there have been a grand total of three greatest-hits albums released: Wings’ Greatest in 1978, 1987’s All The Best, and 2001’s Wingspan: Hits and History. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: The BFG Official Trailer – Video

Steven Spielberg is bringing one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved stories to the big screen in The BFG. The first trailer was released today and it looks fantastic. I’m very pleased to see they haven’t stripped the ‘Britishness’ out of the story (unlike the last remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Show More Summary

The Travel Fiver: Five Things to Do in Glasgow Scotland

Settlements in Glasgow date back to before Roman times and over the centuries, the City of Glasgow has cemented itself as a powerhouse for industry and trade.  As such, the Great Depression hit the city worse than other parts of Britain,...Show More Summary

British Legends: A Brief Guide to Everything King Arthur

The original fantasy story, the legend of King Arthur is one that has fascinated the public for centuries and been retold countless times in literature, radio, television, and film.  Whether the focus is on Arthur himself, his queen,...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

A while back, I was surfing TVTropes and came upon the “Deader than Disco” page. On its film subpage, there was an image of Johnny Depp saying “I’m Willy Wonka,” and Gene Wilder saying “No, You’re Not.” I remembered seeing the movie when it first came out and liking it. Show More Summary

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