Francisco Garcia

What I Miss Most

I Never Thought I'd Miss Pub Smoking Areas So Much

All I ask is for just one pub garden, where I can ash into a discarded can of beer. That, and your pity.
Francisco Garcia
4.29.20
Life

Searching the Peak District for 'The Lord of the Roaches'

The British eccentric and his beauty queen wife fought a 12-year war against the modern world from their hut in the wilderness.
Francisco Garcia
4.23.20
supernatural

The Decades-Long Rivalry of London's Two Vampire Hunters

In the 1970s, several animals were found dead and drained of blood near Highgate Cemetery. In the years that followed, two men went to war over the narrative.
Francisco Garcia
2.5.20
Politics

The Fight for Glasgow's East End

We spoke to the Labour and SNP candidates battling it out over Brexit, Scottish independence and potholes.
Francisco Garcia
12.5.19
London

The Last Rag-and-Bone Man in London

Until the end of the 1970s, the scrap collectors were a familiar sight all over the city. Now, not so much.
Francisco Garcia
10.23.19
Missing persons

The Man Who Deleted His Past Before He Was Found Dead

In June of 2009, a man calling himself Peter Bergmann was found washed up on an Irish beach. Ten years later, police, journalists and internet sleuths are still trying to work out what happened.
Francisco Garcia
10.14.19
crime

Thousands of Prisoners Are Stuck in Endless Limbo in British Jails

Long after its abolition, the discredited IPP sentence still means thousands are stuck in prison indefinitely.
Francisco Garcia
10.4.19
sewers

Inside the Colossal Super-Sewer Being Built Under Your Feet

We descended 60 metres below ground to see the vast new sewer system that will to transport Londoners' bowel movements for decades to come.
Francisco Garcia
9.6.19
Internet

The DM That Changed My Life: Domino’s Will Send Me Promotional Texts Until I Die

The sad fact is that outside of family and close friends, I think Domino’s might be my longest running correspondence.
Francisco Garcia
8.19.19
Paranormal

Inside the Global Exorcism 'Boom'

So many people are needing their demons exorcised, the Vatican recently had to put on a dedicated "exorcist training convention".
Francisco Garcia
6.18.19
Politics

Rory Stewart and the Myth of the 'Good Tory'

Try not to get taken in by sweet, courteous, opium-huffing Rory.
Francisco Garcia
6.17.19
Essays

What We Can't Talk About When We Talk About Our Grandparents

Most of us don't think much about what happens at the end of life for our loved ones, but it might be better for everyone if we did.
Francisco Garcia
4.30.19
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