The observations of a soccer noob.
Also this week: A guy freaked out because he saw some mice outside a McDonald's.
Also this week: A hotel fined a couple $160 for leaving a negative review online.
Also this week: A guy allegedly pulled a gun on his daughter because he thought she was cheating at a board game.
From the hundred spectators on the Borgo Maggiore sports field, to Wembley's 90,000, Aldo Simoncini's life is a paradox. You've probably never heard of him before but his career in soccer is a striking example of human endurance.
Here are some photos to make you feel worse about Winter.
If you get a lap dance in the UK, you're probably receiving it from a girl who has to pay fees to work and deals with bullying bosses, arbitrary fines, and terrible conditions.
This week: A man allegedly shot someone because a dog pooped in his yard and a mother flipped out because her son was able to purchase a pumpkin carving kit.
Before Britain's right-wing press gave my alma mater a nickname because six former students have joined the Islamic State, it was a notoriously dangerous public school.
Protesters gathered outside to heckle delegates, who seemed hell-bent on making London even more expensive to live in.
Naturally, this led to outrage, and a protest in the offending store. Despite the rain, around 1,000 showed up to kiss each other and show that homophobia wasn't welcome in Brighton.
I interviewed director Elaine Constantine about her film about the British subculture that was all about soul music, bowling shirts, and slick dancing.
After the by-now-familiar shouting of slogans and making of speeches, about ten members of the English Defence League got arrested.
Just how much of a risk are you taking by eating at a place with a bad health rating?
The UK's Office of National Statistics threw some estimates together about how much the country spends on drugs and sex to satisfy a European Union requirement, but the whole report is largely guesswork.
After years of neglect by London, Clacton-on-Sea has turned toward the anti-immigrant, anti–European Union UK Independence Party.
"When street artists do it, it's vandalism," said one graffiti writer. "When Banksy does it, it's an art piece. There's a disconnect there."
A man who's spent his term in government enacting policies that have hurt the poor, young, and vulnerable is now patting all of those people on the head and going, "Just kidding, mate."
I spoke to director Duane Hopkins about his upcoming movie, which deals with the daily struggles of young people trying to hack it in working-class Britain.
Chancellor George Osborne borrowed he language from Irvine Welsh's novel, and the author responded by telling us he's a "fucking twat."
To try convincing Brits they should care about a sport that—to an outsider, at least—seems to revolve around timeouts and advertising, this Saturday the NFL hosted a "fan rally" on Regent Street.
A security guard in Rotherham says that he told many agencies that gangs were abusing and raping young women in the center of town, but no one did anything.
"I always loved the really slow-paced movies where things culminated very slowly into some sort of huge climax."
"Property guardians" are people who pay cheap rent to live as de facto security guards for landlords looking for permanent tenants. It's supposed to be a win-win-win scenario, but many guardians say they've endured sudden evictions and awful living condit…