Tom Usher


Photos of a London You Rarely See

We spoke to one member of artist collective The Lurkers about their new book, made up of photos they've taken while graffitiing the walls of a gentrifying city.


I Dressed Up as Santa at a Festive Rave in Search of the Meaning of Christmas

Can a bunch of strangers, some of them dressed up in costumes as part of this weird night, teach me what Christmas is really about?


We Called Coke Dealers to Ask If They're Worried That Red Bull and Vodka 'Has the Same Effect as Cocaine'

Is it going to dent their business now everybody knows they can just down a couple of raging bulls rather than spending money on shitty gear?


I Changed My Tinder Song Every Day to See Which Genre Gets You the Most Matches

Would a classic r'n'b fuck jam be more enticing than some antisocial grindcore? Or would more people want to date me because I publicly admitted to enjoying the music of Ray Lamontagne?


I Went on a Wetherspoons Holiday and Got Really, Really Drunk

Can the pub chain's hotels save the British tourism industry? I spent a weekend trying to find out.


Men Tell Us Why They Cheated

Last week we asked women what made them cheat, so in the interest of gender equality and whatnot, this week we asked some guys.


How 'Akira' Has Influenced All Your Favourite TV, Film and Music

The iconic manga film is getting its third UK release in cinemas today – here's why you should go and watch it.


I Spent All Night Riding Around London in an Uber Pool

Would anyone speak to me? Is there any truth at all that it's the "new Tinder"? How many drunk people would come on to me?


Nazi Flags and Brexit Fans: I Went to a Massive Festival for People Obsessed with War

The War and Peace Show felt quite sweet and highly problematic all at the same time.


Successful Fuck Buddies Talk About How They Kept it Casual

How to stop your big fat feelings from getting in the way.


What It's Like to Be Arrested on Vacation

Being arrested is never great, but it's even worse when you've paid for a flight to be there.


We Asked Young Farmers How They Feel About the Rest of the World Stealing Their Look

Sales of flat caps have apparently gone up 83 percent this year. But what do actual farmers think about it? Are they furious that their style is being appropriated?