Annie Lord

VICE Does 'Love Island'

An Oral History of 'Celebrity Love Island'

Exploding breast implants, wet-look gel and the Leveson Inquiry. The 2005 show that inspired Britain’s current biggest reality phenomenon was wild.
Annie Lord
5.29.19
mental health

School Isolation Is Hurting a Generation of Young People

Isolation booths have become a major part of the education system, but former students say that they amount to nothing less than psychological torture.
Annie Lord
5.21.19
school

The Astronomical Rise of Exam Cheats

In the UK, the number of school students caught cheating in exams has risen 25 percent in two years; among uni students, that number has surged by 40 percent. Why?
Annie Lord
5.1.19
rule britannia

Death, Diamonds and Deals: A Day Out at London’s Police Auctions

Meet the savvy characters who make a living out of your misplaced, unloved and stolen goods.
Annie Lord
4.12.19
rule britannia

Death, Diamonds and Deals: A Day Out at London’s Police Auctions

Meet the savvy characters who make a living out of your misplaced, unloved and stolen goods.
Annie Lord
4.12.19
Television

Saying Goodbye to 'Fleabag,' One of the TV Greats

After two seasons, the landmark British show ends tonight. Here, VICE writers reflect on its values and legacy.
VICE Staff
Anna Leszkiewicz
Annie Lord
4.8.19
sex work

The Anonymous Lives of Phone Sex Operators

Talking intimacy, secrecy and the tricks of the trade with the women whose voices have soundtracked thousands of orgasms.
Annie Lord
3.25.19
comedy

'We Didn't Want to Gender-Bash' – Remembering 90s Comedy 'Smack the Pony'

Twenty years on, we talk about the cult C4 sketch show and the changing face of comedy with its creator and one of its stars.
Annie Lord
3.21.19
Save Yourselves

I Tried to Be Completely Sustainable for a Week

If climate change responsibility is going to be foisted onto individuals over governments, I thought I should check how hard it is to save the world.
Annie Lord
2.25.19
loneliness

I Rented a Friend to See If I Could Cure My Loneliness

One in three of us now describe ourselves as "socially isolated". Can salvation be bought for £20 an hour?
Annie Lord
2.8.19
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked The 1975 Fans About Their Weirdest Online Relationships

“This girl I work with is always selling pictures of her feet... He likes it when she curls them around other objects.”
Annie Lord
1.23.19
Important Questions Raised By...

Men Told Us How Their Skincare Routines Compare to Frank Ocean's

Frank Ocean spoke to GQ about moisturising in poetic terms, so we asked some regular lads how they approach grooming.
Annie Lord
1.15.19
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