James Rippingale

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I Spent Night with the Paramedics Who Respond to London's Worst Stabbings and Shootings

I spent an evening with staff from London's Air Ambulance, the team tasked with treating the capital's most gravely wounded.
James Rippingale
1.27.16
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Photos of People Who Got Rejected from Nightclubs This Weekend

We found the one club in London that will have no problem properly fucking up your evening.
James Rippingale
4.27.15
News

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if the UK Accidentally Legalized Ecstasy

Would the economy benefit? What about public health? Would xenophobia stop because everyone would be too busy telling each other they're the best friend they've ever had?
James Rippingale
3.12.15
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A Conversation with the 'World's Most Controversial Jew'

I spoke to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach about anal sex, Israel's controversial nation-state bill, and his former pupil Michael Jackson.
James Rippingale
12.2.14
News

How to Beat the UK's Anti-Boozing Bracelets

If the Tories are re-elected next year, they're going to give judges the power to strap alcohol monitoring devices to people's ankles. Here's how the internet says you can beat the bracelets.
James Rippingale
11.19.14
News

London's Romanian Diaspora Mobilized to Stop Their Prime Minister from Becoming President

Thousands of ex-pat Romanians helped Klaus Iohannis defeat incumbent Victor-Viorel Ponta in an election that centered around accusations of widespread government corruption.
James Rippingale
11.18.14
News

An Army of Giant African Pouched Rats Are Clearing Mozambique's Minefields

Apopo, a Belgium-based NGO, trains rats to sniff out active land mines. So far, they've detected and cleared 6,693 land mines from rural areas of Mozambique, with an estimated 1.6 million square meters of Manica, Sofala, and Tete Provinces due to be...
James Rippingale
9.17.14
News

Are Moroccan Gangsters Being Paid to Beat Up Sub-Saharan Migrants?

Today, Tangier’s migrant population exist on the ragged edges of society, living mostly in the Boukhalef neighborhood, nine miles out from the city center, where they squat the area’s empty high rises.
James Rippingale
8.22.14
News

Syrian Refugees Are Being Held Indefinitely in a Spanish Exclave

Ceuta is a small Spanish-administered town in North Africa separated from mainland Spain by the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Many Syrian refugees have gotten caught trying to sneak onto the mainland from Ceuta and...
James Rippingale
7.21.14
Stuff

Look at the Ridiculous Shit the UK’s Billionaires Spend Their Cash On

Dinners with Al Pacino, apartments for dogs, and more.
James Rippingale
6.3.14
Travel

Inside England's New Shipping-Container Ghetto

What looks like a novel approach to fighting homelessness is actually a development scheme.
James Rippingale
5.9.14
News

Russia Is Still Building a 'Rural Berlin Wall' Through Georgia

The barbed-wire fence is advancing farther and farther into Georgian land, dividing families, destroying livelihoods, and casting a worrying sense of uncertainty over the entire region.
James Rippingale
2.27.14