David Whelan


The Cult of Andy Murray

Andy Murray carried the weight of British expectation for more than a decade, without ever really capturing the people's hearts. But he didn't seem to care – and that makes him prime cult material.
David Whelan

Evil Irish Turnips Were the Original Jack-O'-Lanterns

Before pumpkins, turnips were the spooky lantern vegetable of choice—all because this guy Jack skipped out on his bar bill and messed with the Devil.
David Whelan
mould breaker

The Cult: Andy Murray

Andy Murray has carried the weight of British expectation for more than a decade without ever really capturing the people's hearts. But he doesn't seems to care – and that makes him prime Cult material.
David Whelan

Why We Should All Be More Pretentious

As an insult, pretentiousness says more about the accuser than the accused.
David Whelan
2016 six nations

2016 Six Nations: European Rugby's Toy Story 3 Moment

This year's Six Nations is European rugby's Toy Story 3 moment. The teams are old and battered, everyone around them has grown up, but there is still enough intrigue to reinvigorate the franchise.
David Whelan
embrace the evil

Novak Djokovic, I Can Make You Loved

It's not your fault you're by far the best player on the planet right now, Novak, nor that people can't beat you – but it doesn't help us love you.
David Whelan
VICE vs Video games

‘The Witness’ Is 2016’s First Absolutely Essential Video Game

Jonathan Blow's comeback is a magical achievement that has little to do with video gaming precedent.
David Whelan

A Whirlwind Tour of the World's MREs

The rather clumsily named Meal, Ready-to-Eat is as varied as a whirlwind tour of the planet—with every nation employing its very worst chefs to come up with country-specific ways to punish those who would give their lives in the name of the flag.
David Whelan

Preppers Taught Me How to Eat When the World Ends

In England, the concept of “prepping”— the study of survivalism and preparation for the end of the world—seemed a curious American pursuit, like aerosol cheese or the Kardashians. I spoke to two very different preppers to understand how they plan to...
David Whelan

What Does Our Obsession With True Crime Podcasts Say About Us?

Everyone's an armchair detective now. And sometimes it doesn't sit comfortably.
David Whelan

We Spoke to a Guy from the Restaurant That Serves Poo-Flavoured Curry

Japanese porno god Ken Shimizu’s Curry Shop Shimizu restaurant serves nothing but shit-flavoured curry. We called one of his disciples to find out why and how—but mostly just: what the fuck was he thinking?
David Whelan

The Artists Explaining Their Multiple Sclerosis Through Art

Artists Kirsty Stevens and Hannah Laycock tackle the knowledge gap that surrounds MS by creating art that is tangible and accessible.
David Whelan