Birmingham,

brands

Your City Is Not a Brand

Corporations are trying to take over our civic identity. Don't let them.
Dan Hancox
1.18.19
prison

We Asked Serving Prisoners If Jails Should Be Re-Nationalised

The Birmingham prison riot has been blamed on the failings of outsourcing company G4S. We asked current inmates what the differences between private and publicly run prisoners are.
Anonymous
8.22.18
flat earth

I Went to a Flat Earth Convention to Meet Flat Earthers Like My Mum

And to find out how and why all the Brits in attendance got into the conspiracy theory.
Tom Usher
5.10.18
Travel

America's New Lynching Memorial Is Gut-Wrenching, Gruesome, and Beautiful

The Alabama memorial and museum forces viewers to confront the past. But it could also point the way toward truth and reconciliation.
Issac J. Bailey
4.30.18
crime

The Strip Club Accused of Drugging and Robbing Its Customers

After waking up with £9,000 charged to his card, one customer drug-tested himself and found traces of methadone. He was one of many men allegedly scammed by Birmingham's Legs 11.
James Nolan
3.6.18
happy hour

Touring the Worst Rated Nightspots in... Birmingham!

What does the UK's second city have to offer?
Oobah Butler
10.9.17
Miss England

I Went to Miss England 2017 to See What It's Become

Yes, it's still a thing.
Annie Lord
7.25.17
Features

A Very Brief Chat with Birmingham Boys Bigger than Barry

The masterminds behind a Midlands institution reveal all ahead of a THUMP hosted party with Slimzee and Preditah.
THUMP Staff
6.27.17
Art

Making Sense of a Clashing Anglo-Jamaican Upbringing Through Art

A Jamaican-descended, UK-raised artist explores cultural duality at Michael Werner Gallery.
Andrew Nunes
12.31.16
News

A Walk-Through Video from Birmingham's £7.5 Million Brothel

A father and son have each been sentenced to 27 months in prison for running the brothel.
Morgan Harries
10.19.16
News

The Best Placards and Costumes from This Year's Big Anti-Tory Protest

Every year that the Tories are in power, lefties gather outside their annual conference to march and shout. This year was no different.
Chris Bethell
10.3.16
News

We Asked Black Lives Matter UK Why They Blocked the Road to Heathrow Today

An interview with one of the organisers of today's politicised gridlock.
Yasmin Jeffery
8.5.16
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