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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Brit Slang: Fun Graphic Shows The Different Words That Americans and Brits Use for Various Foods

The folks over at Thrillist have a fun infographic that shows the differences between what Americans and Brits call various foods. I don’t quite agree that they’re ridiculous – I would describe them as charming instead. Check it outShow More Summary

Video: Spider Photobombs BBC Newscast or Giant Alien Spiders Begin Invasion of Britain

  A spider has photobombed BBC Scotland’s news to capture an insect trapped on a camera showing live shots of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The “webcast” came as Graham Stewart was presenting one of Reporting Scotland’s early morning bulletins. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Emmeline Pankhurst – Everything You Need to Know About the Woman Who Helped Bring the Vote to Britain’s Women

Emmeline Pankhurst  was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote in the United Kingdom in the early part of the 20th century. Key Facts Emmeline Pankhurst Born...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Brit Music – The Top Ten Summer Music Festivals in the UK that Every Brit Music Fan Should Attend

So, although this year’s festival season is nearly over, you are checking the schedule and planning which ones to spend your hard-earned cash on next year. Let Fiona Cooper’s experience guide you on the best ones to attend. Glastonbury...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Anglophile Perspective – 10 Reasons Why We Vowed “Someday I’ll go to England” When We Were Kids

There are countless English contributions to world popular culture. However, some of them have been with people all over the world since as long as they can remember. Here’s a list of some of the most remarkable. 1. MATCHBOX  |  TheShow More Summary

Laura’s British Adventures: Exploring Edinburgh on a Perfect 3 Day Mini Break – Many Ideas for Your Own Trip Inside

I’ve been to Edinburgh many times and, unusually, many of those visits over the years have been during August so you might expect that I’ve seen a lot of the Festival offerings. But, even though I found myself in Edinburgh again this August I’ve actually never been to a Festival show. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: An Exclusive Preview of The Intruders Coming to BBC America Starring John Simm

The Intruders is a new eight part series about a former LA cop turned writer named Jack Whelen, (John Simm), whose bucolic world is turned asunder when his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino) vanishes without a trace while on a business trip to Seattle. Show More Summary

Aphex Twin May Come Out With a New Album

Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) is one of the most well-known exponents of Britain’s electronica scene. He has retained a cult following despite the fact that he hasn’t released a new album since 2001?s drukQs. Remarkably, in 2010,...Show More Summary

Brit Telly Alert: Several British Themed Shows Coming to PBS in the Coming Weeks – USA Only

American Anglophiles know that PBS is a good source for quality British TV – a lot of hit shows have been shown there. Throughout the year they air interesting documentaries and there are a few coming up we thought we’d let you know about. Show More Summary

Guest Travel Post: Top 10 Things To Do in York, England For the First Time Visitor

York is an often-overlooked gem.  It’s been continuously inhabited for over 2000 years and remains a beautiful, well-preserved city with a medieval center that’s second to none.  It’s somewhat off the beaten path (but only about 2 hours...Show More Summary

Whimsical Map of Things to See and Do in Southwest England by Train

I love a good map – especially of Britain and I really like this one. It’s a map put out by Southwest Trains of the various things you can see and do by Train from London (on their network of course). Check it out:   Click here to view a larger version. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Famous London studio sold, turned into flats

You may not be familiar with the name Townhouse Studios, but there’s no doubt you’ve heard some of the music recorded at it. “Heat of the Moment” by Asia “Common People,” by Pulp (as well as the rest of Different Class) “In The Air Toninght” by Phil Collins Metal Box by Public Image Ltd. Show More Summary

Jane Austen: 10 Facts and Figures about Jane Austen You Probably Didn’t Know

Jane Austen was an amazing writer and woman for her time. She penned a total of six novels, all of which are still studied in classrooms to this day. Her keen insights into social customs paint a picture of life in the Georgian era and all the delights and pratfalls that life entailed. Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: Britain’s Glorious Movie Set

During my research for photo trips I often come across locations that have been used in movie productions. Whilst I have never visited a location for that reason I always find it fascinating to look back on these locations which canShow More Summary

Great British Art: A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 by William Powell Frith

  A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 is a painting by the English artist William Powell Frith exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1883. It depicts a group of distinguished Victorians visiting the Royal AcademyShow More Summary

Weekend Viewing: BBC Empire Episode 2 – Making Ourselves at Home Documentary – Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain’s empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world – in particular how they created a very British idea of home. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: The Green Hills of England – A Lovely Photo Near Broadhempston, Devon in England For Your Desktop Wallpaper

  Nothing says England like a picture of beautiful green rolling hills. Check out this lovely view of the hills of Devon in Broadhempston. Beautiful! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SIZED VERSION. Photo Credit: Visit Britain Images The...Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: Churchill’s Secret Bunkers Full Documentary

Check out this fascinating documentary about the British government’s secret bunkers used to help win World War II. In London during WWII, Winston Churchill reluctantly agreed to the construction of secret bunkers. Investigators yield up some of their secrets. Show More Summary

Damon Albarn shares more details on his West End Musical

Last month, I found out that Damon Albarn of Blur planned to write his first West End musical. Unfortunately, he didn’t explain just what this musical was going to be. The only hint he gave was that it was going to be a musical for the...Show More Summary

Downton Abbey: The Plastic Bottle Seen Around the World – Big Error in Downton Promo Pic

As the Downton Abbey promotion machine gets in full swing ahead of the UK premiere next month, the producers are releasing plenty of pictures. In one they released yesterday they made a huge mistake. Can you spot the mistake in the picture...Show More Summary

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