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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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The Rolling Stones to release Blues cover album

I’m legitimately surprised that this hasn’t happened a lot earlier on so many levels. I’m surprised it took over a decade for the Rolling Stones to release their next album. I’m surprised it took less than a week for them to record it. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about Monty Python and The Meaning of Life

The last of the Python films, 1983’s The Meaning of Life is a return to the Python’s surrealist style, linking their absurdist sketches to the story of life from birth to death.  In addition to these thematic sketches in the film, the...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: New British Art Exhibition Coming to Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA

There’s a new British Art exhibition coming to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, this one will be dedicated to famous portraits from the 18th century. Here are the details: In eighteenth-century Britain, portraits were commissioned by...Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five of the Best Patrick Stewart Performances – Which is Your Favourite?

Sir Patrick Stewart has been a blessing to the stage, film, and television over his long career.  His life as an actor began in earnest when he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, performing with the group until 1982.  AllShow More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown – 2 Worlds Trailer – Coming to Netflix

Netflix has released another trailer for their upcoming drama about the early days of the reign of Elizabeth II. At a time when Britain was recovering from war and her empire was in decline, a young woman took the throne as a matter of duty not desire. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Radiohead announced as first Glastonbury 2017 headliners

Well, that was quick. In the years since I started doing this, I have not heard of the first Glastonbury headliner being announced this early. Most years, I’m lucky if the Eavises announce any acts this early in the year. But there it is: The first headliner has been announced, and it’s Radiohead. Show More Summary

Brit Telly Retrospective: A Look at Black Mirror Series 2

As promised, my look at Series 2 of Black Mirror has arrived. And, while it’s not quite as brilliant as Series 1, it’s still quite good, and I still highly recommend this particular series overall. Like my Series 1 retrospective, this will be quite long, as the series is still rich in themes to explore. Show More Summary

Brit Product Reviews: Quaintly Subscription Box Review – Tea Edition – Unboxing Pictures

We wrote last month about the new British Lifestyle subscription box service from Quaintly and we loved it. This month, they’re back with a box dedicated to Tea, as to borrow a baseball metaphor, they’ve hit the ball out of the park again. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Club World Sale (Business Class) Over Christmas

Word has arrived that British Airways is offering up a special sale on Club World (business class) for over the Christmas holiday period. There are some fantastic deals – starting at $1999 in business class per person plus 2 free nights in a London hotel. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Apple Cider and Winter Logs

Well, what a great day we had yesterday. Despite the weather forecast which told us it would rain all day, at the last minute the clouds parted the Sun came out and it was dry all day. Our cider-making friends Simon and Peter, aboutShow More Summary

Brit Book Corner: The Shepherd’s Life, Young Elizabeth, Artrage! and London A to Z

This round-up of recent British books worth reading originally appeared in the third issue of the Anglotopia magazine, released in August. The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks For many years now I’ve followed a lovely chap on Twitter...Show More Summary

Brit Telly Retrospective: A Look at Black Mirror Series 1

Fellow Anglophiles, a special time is upon us. On Friday, October 21, something amazing will happen. Netflix will premiere Series 3 of the hit horror anthology series Black Mirror. I discovered it fairly recently, but it has quicklyShow More Summary

Guest Article: Charles Dickens’ Top Five Horrible Words for Halloween

We don’t know how Charles Dickens felt about Halloween. Our horrid holiday wasn’t much on the radar for the average Victorian Brit. They categorically preferred December as their season of spooks – witnessed by literature’s most famous ghost story, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: British Expat – 5 Things Americans Ask Me About Halloween – Video

With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, British expat Laurence Brown opens up about the 5 things Americans always ask him about the holiday. The post Lost in the Pond: British Expat – 5 Things Americans Ask Me About Halloween – Video appeared first on

Read David Bowie’s reply to his first American fan

At the moment, I am at work on something huge. An epic-length retrospective of one of my favourite British series hopefully to be premiered in time for the third series premiere later this month. But, just as a little breather before this big piece comes, I’ll share a little piece of British music history. Show More Summary

Doctor Whoooligan: Noel Clarke Talks Who, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, Class and Power of the Daleks

It’s a very short week this go around, although the biggest news of the moment concerns the animated restoration of Power of The Daleks. There is also some news on the Christmas Special. All of this has helped create a spike in interest...Show More Summary

See Paul McCartney and Neil Young play “A Day in the Life” at Desert Trip

A while back, I mentioned a plan for a mega-festival with Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young at the site of the Coachella Festival. It was called Desert Trip and it’s already happened. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about Monty Python’s Life of Brian

The second feature film coming from the Monty Python troupe, the Pythons had honed their film skills from Holy Grail and were ready for an even trickier subject—religion.  Conceived of during the tour for Holy Grail, the Pythons quickly...Show More Summary

The Grand Tour: The Official Trailer – Video

We finally have an official trailer for The Grand Tour, the new Amazon Prime show from the former Top Gear trio. And it looks like they’re back on form. The boys are back! The Grand Tour streams weekly on Amazon Prime Video beginning 18th of November. The post The Grand Tour: The Official Trailer – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – England Dreams, English Lion and Christmas Actually Return

This week over at Anglotees we have a beautiful new design dedicated to England. We dream of England daily. Sometimes is feels like a knot in our heads, a jumble of English things that we love. This design is a representation of that...Show More Summary

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