'Liking Gin' Is Not a Personality Trait
Gin fetishisation sucks – and not just because of the terrible merch.
Understanding the 'New IRA', Who Sent Explosives Around the UK
The dissident group recently took responsibility for the four packages found around the country, and another – as-yet un-located – parcel.
Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism
Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.
How Dutch Edam Became a Christmas Tradition in the Philippines
Designed to last on long trade route voyages, Edam spread and became popular from Asia to South America.
Akinola Davies Jr Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonisers
His latest film criticises museums for holding onto looted art.
The Foreign Office Is Full of Colonial Relics
A visit to the home of UK diplomacy showed me that the Foreign Office is more colonial throwback than modern workplace.
The Pilgrims Were Queer
Dig into the history and you'll see plenty of early American colonisers were super gay – and their compatriots had views of it that were complicated, to say the least.
Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?
Wait for it.
Australia’s Early Colonists Were Sex-Crazed Freaks
In his books "Girt" and "True Girt", author David Hunt explores Joseph Banks' passion for swinging, among other historical oddities.
Why Britain Needs to Teach Colonial History in Our Schools
We spoke to Indian MP and author Shashi Tharoor about his new book, 'Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India'.
Dhaka's Extreme Metal Scene Worships the Old School
Bangladesh's most densely populated city also boasts its highest concentration of killer death, black, and thrash metal bands.
A White Curry Professor Taught Me That White People Ruin Everything
Any curry with mayonnaise and whipped cream is not OK.