Lauren O'Neill

Staff Writer

Lauren O'Neill is a culture writer specialising in TV, music, books, millennials, and the internet. 

Television

Imagining the Future Careers of the 'Drag Race UK' Queens

From TV to Tumblr stardom, we thought about where these ten queens could go, based on their intro videos alone.
Lauren O'Neill
Daisy Jones
5 days ago
Television

Predicting Who Is Going to Win 'Bake Off' 2019 By Their Photo Alone

A profoundly correct thought experiment.
Lauren O'Neill
8.20.19
tv party

Nothing Ruins a Good TV Show Like a Bad Accent

A bad accent can make otherwise great actors look like they’re in an amateur dramatics society’s end-of-year play. See also: the cast of 'Peaky Blinders'.
Lauren O'Neill
8.14.19
pisstaker of the week

Pisstaker of the Week: Whoever Got £27k for 'Possibly' Slipping in Poo

Or, the pigeon who did the shit?
Lauren O'Neill
8.9.19
Television

The Life and Death of Jade Goody Changed Celebrity Culture

A new Channel 4 documentary about the late 'Big Brother' star is a sobering reminder that the way we treat reality stars has barely changed.
Lauren O'Neill
8.8.19
celebrity skin

Holly Hagan's Style Journey: Spots Like Rice Krispies and Boob Tube Skirts

For the first instalment of our new column 'Celebrity Skin,' the former 'Geordie Shore' star talks about Botox, glamour modelling, and wearing nine pairs of eyelashes.
Lauren O'Neill
8.8.19
the internet

'Feral Hogs' Was Made for Weird Twitter

An unwitting tweet about "30-50 feral hogs" felt destined to go viral. But why?
Lauren O'Neill
8.7.19
tv party

How Game Shows Perfectly Reflect the Era We’re Living In

From ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ and the capitalistic optimism of New Labour, to ‘The Chase’ and austerity Britain, game shows mirror our political climate like nothing else.
Lauren O'Neill
7.31.19
VICE Does 'Love Island'

Greg and Amber Were the Only Couple Who Could Have Won 'Love Island' 2019

In a year where contestants called out bad behaviour and made the right choices for themselves, it was only right that Amber emerged victorious.
Lauren O'Neill
7.30.19
VICE Does 'Love Island'

The Final 'Love Island' 2019 Power Ranking

Amber and Greg rise up: your time is now.
Lauren O'Neill
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
Nana Baah
7.29.19
Books

What It Means to Be a Fangirl in 2019

VICE staffer Hannah Ewens' new book, 'Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture', hands the microphone to female music fans.
Lauren O'Neill
7.25.19
The 50 Best British TV Shows Since 2000

The Unsentimental Genius of 'Phoenix Nights'

We look back at Peter Kay’s 2001 sitcom, a good-hearted pisstake of working men's club culture.
Lauren O'Neill
Joel Golby
7.23.19
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