Lauren O'Neill

Staff Writer

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

VICE Does 'Love Island'

The Winter 'Love Island' Power Ranking: Week One

It's... OK to be back!
Lauren O'Neill
1.13.20
Food

We Tried Burger King’s New Plant-Based (But Not Vegan) Whopper

Confusingly, despite containing no meat, the ‘Rebel Whopper’ isn’t technically even vegetarian.
Lauren O'Neill
Nana Baah
1.8.20
VICE Does 'Love Island'

We Predicted the ‘Love Island’ 2020 Winners Based on Their Photos

Yeah, we are doing this again thanks.
Lauren O'Neill
1.7.20
tv party

'The Masked Singer' Is Trash TV, But Not Trashy Enough

ITV struggles to contain the batshit karaoke show’s utterly illogical premise in a tired ‘X Factor’-esque format.
Lauren O'Neill
1.7.20
exercise

Every Type of Woman You See in the Gym

From the extremely hench older ladies to the Instagram Gym Babies, now is the season to play Where's Wally at your local PureGym.
Hannah Ewens
Lauren O'Neill
Emma Garland
1.7.20
New Years Eve

People Told Us About Their Worst New Year's Eve Snogs

"Looking back, I'm pretty sure he'd taken a pill."
Lauren O'Neill
12.31.19
christmas

What the Christmas Gifts You Bought Say About You

Goodhood voucher? Personalised wine coaster? A gift says nothing about the receiver but everything about the giver.
Hannah Ewens
Lauren O'Neill
12.24.19
TV

The Secrets of the ‘EastEnders’ Christmas Episode

The soap’s Christmas Day special is as much of a British festive ritual as sprouts and turkey. We heard from producers, writers and the indomitable Sharon Mitchell about how it gets made.
Lauren O'Neill
12.23.19
christmas

A Definitive List of Everything You Should Have in a Christmas Dinner

Turkey, yes. Sprouts, yes. Roast potatoes, yes. Yorkshire puddings?
Lauren O'Neill
12.17.19
Weekly Review

The New Harry Styles Album Is Brilliant – But Only Occasionally

'Fine Line' sees the former One Direction star veer between teen idol and rockstar. He's at his best when he's just being honest.
Lauren O'Neill
12.12.19
End of the 2010s

Goodbye to the Influencer Decade, and Thanks for Nothing

Ten years ago, an unknown photo-sharing app called Instagram launched – and with it came a whole new breed of internet star.
Lauren O'Neill
12.12.19
TV

This Harrowing Doc on Kids Going Hungry Should Be an Urgent Wake-Up Call

OPINION: 'Dispatches: Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids' shows everyday life for the one in three children who live in poverty.
Lauren O'Neill
12.3.19
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