Lauren O'Neill is a culture writer specialising in TV, music, books, millennials, and the internet.
I Predicted the Winners of ‘Love Island’, Based on Their Socials
Islanders aren't allowed to post while they're in the villa, but that doesn't mean we can't use their old thirst traps to divine the winning couple.
British Drinking Culture, Meet Cost of Living Crisis
Boozing is more expensive than ever, but that doesn't necessarily mean that people are cutting down.
Forget the World Cup: The Darts Are the Ultimate Sporting Event
A night out at the World Darts Championships surrounded by giant Marios, Christmas puddings, Grinches, Greggs sausage rolls and Teletubbies.
‘Slobwear’, Legwarmers and Flickr’s Return: Predicting the Trends of 2023
Grab your most hole-ridden jumper, slap on some Viva Magenta eyeshadow and join us for this year’s cultural forecast.
The Cult of Thinness Is Making a Depressing Comeback
For those of us who remember Slim Fast, Weight Watchers and “thigh gaps”, pop culture's return to aspirational skinniness is more than jarring.
'I'm a Celeb': The Shameless Cringe of Matt Hancock
And the bookies currently have him at 5/1 to win, too.
Twitter As We Know It Is Gone. Here Are 17 of Its Greatest Tweets.
Now that Elon Musk is tanking the site, let's pour one out for its best hits.
The First 'Love Island' 2022 Power Ranking
Come, children, as we once again map out the winners and losers of ITV's premier reality TV show.
Abby Roberts Went Viral as a TikTok Makeup Artist. Can She Make it in Pop?
We followed the 20-year-old MUA as she embarks on a very 21st century route to music stardom.
The Ultimate Vegan Fast Food Items, Ranked
From Burger King nuggets to the McPlant, plant-based alternatives have become endless. Here's everything you need to know.
How 'Celebs Go Dating' Seduced Reality TV's Biggest Stars
The matchmaking show is an unlikely hit among celebrities – and one of telly's most coveted onscreen gigs.
'Awkward' Fashion, Periwinkle and Party Girls: Predicting the Trends of 2022
Grab your Vibram shoes, slap on some purple eyeshadow and join us for this year's cultural forecast.