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Lush in Hot Water After Releasing Incense 'Inspired' By 2011 London Riots

Lush Cosmetics, known for their organic products that are not tested on animals—particularly their bath bombs—is getting some unwanted attention from some London residents, who are offended by an incense they’ve created called Lavender Hill Mob, which was “inspired” by the aftermath of the 2011 London Riots. Read more...

Banksy to Launch "Bemusement Park" With Run the Jewels, Savages, Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, More

Photo via Banksy Dismaland's Facebook Banksy will mark the launch of his very own "bemusement park" in Weston-super-Mare, London, with a series of live performances, NME reports. Dismaland's musical entertainment begins on August 28, with DJ Yoda and Peanut Butter Wolf performing alongside Breakbeat Lou. Show More Summary

London’s Uber vs black cab battle enlists celebs

In London, taxi drivers are not rioting and burning Uber cars like we’ve recently seen in Paris. Instead, they are enlisting the likes comedian Russell Brand who sides with London’s black cabs in an 8-minute video that’s making the rounds in social media this week. Show More Summary

pussy riot and thurston moore to perform london show tomorrow night

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Vice: i-D

Pussy Riot are presenting an impromptu guerrilla gig of political speech and post-punk music with Thurston Moore.

Confessions of a Closeted eBook Lover

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

As far as book mediums go, I'm no monogamist... Column by Christopher Shultz I made a realization after a friend insisted I read Rivers of London AKA Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. She lent me her paperback copy, and after a few months of forgetfulness, I finally sat down to read it one evening. Show More Summary

London protesters scuffle with police at anti-Cameron rally

LONDON (Reuters) - Protesters threw bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police in central London on Saturday in a demonstration against the re-election of Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

Adventures in Architecture: Paint Job Creates a Color Riot on Side of East London Building

Photo by Jenny Lewis via Cool Hunting With a palette and patterns that suggest it belongs on the corner of Memphis design and dazzle ship, a London building recently repainted by artist Camilla Walala practically crackles with energy. A passerby...

Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London Series Is Coming To Comics!

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

League of Legends 2015 World Championship venues, dates announced

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 World Championships comes to London

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

BAFTA TV Award Nominations: ‘Happy Valley’, ‘The Missing’ Among Leaders

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

Kurdish ‘Fighters’ Kick Islamists Off London Street During Riots

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

London Rioter: Anger at Eites Fueled My Behavior

6 months agoNews : Truthdig

    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

Look Hard Enough and London Can Be a Tropical Paradise

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TV Club: Babylon: “London

“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

Masked protestors clash with riot police on Bonfire Night in London

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

The London Riots: From Greed to Responsibility

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...

The Zero-Tolerance Myth: Considering Evidence Based Policing Approaches in Post-Riot London

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...

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