Food

How ‘Best of British’ Food Became a Marketing Ploy – Then a Political Act

In the wake of Brexit, the trend for locally sourced food – or the idea that British produce is inherently superior – has coincided with a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
Louis Staples
9.2.19
schools

How British Schools Fell for American-Style Proms

A Welsh school's appeal for donated dresses has highlighted the issue of prom’s affordability at a time when UK child poverty rates reach record highs.
Louis Staples
7.19.19
Fashion

Straight Men Quite Simply Can’t Quit the Barbour Jacket

An explainer on "Heterosexual Male Fashion", with a bonus sociology professor perspective.
Louis Staples
6.18.19
Sex

Men Told Us How Bottoming Affects Their Eating Habits

“My boyfriend went out of the country for two weeks. My first thought was, ‘Finally, I can eat mushy peas!’”
Louis Staples
6.10.19
Film

Why Good Actors End Up in Terrible Films

We spoke to people working in the industry to answer the most important question of modern cinema.
Louis Staples
4.4.19
LGBTQ

How Diet Coke Helped Me Embrace My Gay Identity

My love of Diet Coke has as much to do with identity—in my case, expressing femininity and rejecting heterosexual norms—as it does taste or health.
Louis Staples
3.28.19
LGBTQ

Grindr Users Talk Highs and Lows After 10 Years of the App

We asked a few men how the much loved and loathed app has changed gay life for better and worse.
Louis Staples
3.25.19
politics

How These 10 Tory MPs Would Do On 'The Apprentice'

Forget reality, this is the important Conservative leadership challenge.
Louis Staples
12.13.18
Icons

We Spoke to the 'Cock Destroyer', the Porn Star Who's Become a Gay Icon

"I think everyone has an inner cock destroyer in them."
Louis Staples
11.21.18
Pee

Why Some Men Find It So Hard to Use Urinals

A fear of urinals isn't often discussed, but it's more common than you'd think.
Louis Staples
10.31.18