Ben Aaronovitch’s “magical detective” book series Rivers of London (known as Midnight Riot in the US) was a fresh take on the mashup of Police procedural and the supernatural when it released in 2011 — and io9 can exclusively reveal that the world of Police Officer/Wizard Peter Grant is coming to comics, thanks to Titan! Read more...
The League of Legends 2015 World Championship will kick off in Paris during October, Riot Games has announced. Four stages will lead up to event starting in Paris, before heading to London, Brussels and concluding with the Championship finals in Berlin. Here’s the schedule: Group Stages: October 1-4 and October 8-11 – Le Dock Pullman, […]
League of Legends' official 2015 World Championship will be coming to London this October, developer Riot Games has announced. The massive tournament will actually be held in four stages with only the semi-finals in London's Wembley Arena from 15th-18th October. Show More Summary
Nominations for the 2015 BAFTA TV Awards were announced this morning by The Riot Club‘s Freddie Fox and Sherlock‘s Amanda Abbington at the org’s London headquarters. Abbington’s co-star Benedict Cumberbatch scored his third nomination in a row for playing the titular detective, although the series itself did not receive a nod. Show More Summary
Good for the Kurds. More Sharia Law promotion in Britain. Britain, we knew you when. Of course, you’d find the radical Islamist, Anjem Choudary, in the middle of this. In
Screenshot of a broadcast report on the riots by the BBC. (StuartBannocks (CC BY 2.0)) As new research by the University of Oxford suggests that the 2011 U.K. riots were linked to economic inequality and distrust of police, a contrite...Show More Summary
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“I don’t want this to explode.” Just before the halfway mark of this Babylon season (or series) finale, Charles visits the break room of the armed-response cops who are striking during a riot. The reasons why are varied but all traceable...Show More Summary
LONDON — Bonfire Night turned into chaos in central London on Wednesday as thousands of activists overtook the city as part of the Million Masks March, organised by activist group Anonymous. Ten people were arrested during the evening...Show More Summary
Yesterday, for the first time since moving to London, I felt scared. I left my office in Southwark at about 6pm, and arrived in Peckham twenty minutes later to find hundreds of masked and hooded kids running up and down...
A number of explanations, from welfare dependence and social exclusion, to racism and excess consumerism are proffered to explain how a peaceful protest unraveled and spread so quickly into rioting and looting over the last week across London. However, now...
Sam Claflin stops to pose at the premiere and photo call for his new film The Riot Club held at The BFI Southbank on Monday (September 15) in London, England. The 28-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his co-stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, and Sam Claflin. The Riot [...]
The London riots are given the documentary treatment.
The cast of The Riot Club gather outside the Corinthia Hotel in London on Wednesday afternoon (September 10). Stars Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Sam Claflin all gathered for a photo call for the film just ahead of the film’s release. Opening on September 19th, the movie is set amongst the [...]
If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary
Welcome back from the weekend! It's chilly in London but it's all sunshine in New York. And now, here's what people will be chatting about on Monday. 1. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have reached a new level of violence after police imposed a curfew. Show More Summary
She was known as the 'Hackney Heroine' – a brave, black woman who confronted looters in her neighbourhood during the London Riots of 2011. But now Pauline Pearce may be known as the London Loony after a Telegraph comment piece in which she claims that the gentrification of her area by "white hipsters" may cause further unrest. Show More Summary
To an economist, tougher sentencing in the wake of the 2011 riots offers a fascinating natural experiment The third anniversary of the 2011 London riots is this week. They erupted so suddenly and spread so quickly across the capital and to other English cities that at the time the disintegration of British society seemed, if […]
Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police. A Reuters...Show More Summary
Peaceful protest held in London while demonstrators in Paris defy ban on protests and clash with riot police.