Looking Back on Our Predictions for 2016

We reviewed our bright-eyed hopes and dreams for the year to see if any of them came true.


People's Stories of All the Times They Got Caught Shoplifting

A festive special, just in time for the final round of this year's panicked Christmas shopping/stealing.


How an English City Is Losing Its Soul

A splurge of polished student housing is displacing Newcastle's coolest district.


The Year a TV Show About Nazis Running the World Hit Too Close to Home

We asked a historian what counterfactual stories like 'The Man in the High Castle' can teach us about the rise of populism in 2016.


Let's Be Honest, Should We Just Ban All Kids from Restaurants?

We asked the good people of east London whether or not the idea of banning kids from your restaurant is legit.


What It's Like to Be Albino When Everyone Thinks You're White

I'm a Muslim Brit-Pakistani, but my pale skin and hair make everyone assume I'm white European – and yes, it's weird.


Which Philosophy Can Best Explain 2016?

And maybe give us some hope for the future.


The UK Needs More Than English Lessons to Help Refugees Integrate

Last week's major government report on social integration focused on Muslims, but there are factors keeping asylum seekers separate from the average Brit too.


How 2016 Became the Year Politicians Forgot How Politics Work

The world's scheming geniuses have spent 2016 completely screwing everything up.


How You Can Help the World Understand Illegal Drugs

Last year, we discovered all sorts of things about the ways in which humans consume narcotics, and with your help, we can do exactly the same for 2016.


The Beards, Beer and Street Dancing of Santacon London

What we saw on the east London route of this year's festive parade.


We Asked Two Experts Just How Risky Face-Sitting and Fisting Are

The government may not be in favour of a bunch of banned acts in porn, but what are they so scared of? We dug deep to find out.