Lara Williams

A Parisian Perfume for People Who Want to Smell Like Semen

No more suggestive advertising – this fragrance is literally the scent of sex.
Lara Williams
5.24.19
Burgers

Why Even Vegans Crave Burgers That 'Bleed'

From Iceland's No Bull quarter pounders to the Impossible Burger that "bleeds," the new wave of meat substitute burgers is surprisingly carnivorous.
Lara Williams
11.15.18
polish food

These Chefs Are Showing Manchester There's More to Polish Food Than Pierogi

Lukasz Mazurek and Przemek Marcinkowski run Manchester’s only modern restaurant. Platzki serves new takes on Polish classics, including beef fillet tartare and smoked cottage cheese cakes.
Lara Williams
3.9.18
Deep Ass Questions

Just How Real Is PMS Clumsiness?

It's either a thing or leftover from the days when science tried to justify treating women like freaks for menstruating.
Lara Williams
6.2.17
tea

Inside Manchester’s First Japanese Tea Bar

Tokyo tea expert Mei Lee wants to introduce Manchester to the art of the Japanese tea ceremony, a drinking ritual involving matcha and mochi that can last for several hours.
Lara Williams
3.10.17
Munchies

The Rise of the Vegan Bro

Once the preserve of hemp fans and people who smoke apple bongs, veganism is now overrun with “bros”—guys who think meat is for pussies and call tofu “the tits.” But does such frat boy rhetoric actually help the movement?
Lara Williams
1.26.17
veganism

The Rise of the Vegan Bro

Once the preserve of hemp fans and people who smoke apple bongs, veganism is now overrun with “bros”—guys who think meat is for pussies and call tofu “the tits.” But does such frat boy rhetoric actually help the movement?
Lara Williams
1.26.17
MANCHESTER

A ‘Living Room with a Licence’ Is Strengthening This Manchester Community

“In Stretford, there isn’t much of a sense of pride towards the community,” says Heather Garlick, who opened her homely bar in the Manchester suburb two years ago. “I wanted to create somewhere integrated.”
Lara Williams
12.9.16
Stuff

What the Popularity of Prank Culture Tells Us About Ourselves

Why have we all become so obsessed with scaring people?
Lara Williams
11.21.16
Stranger Than Flicktion

This Martini Drinker Has Some Secrets to Share

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. Today we meet a martini drinker with a few things to get off her chest.
Lara Williams
11.10.16
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Victorian Gingerbread That Tastes Nothing Like Greggs

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments in a ramen-slurping, matcha latte-sipping world. Today, we visit a Cumbrian bakery with a 160-year-old gingerbread recipe.
Lara Williams
11.1.16
Stuff

What's the Deal with That #MermaidLife Thing?

Pastel hair, shimmery make up and slogan T-shirts: #MermaidLife is all over both social media and the high street.
Lara Williams
10.19.16