Marcus Thompson

News

Hippie Residents of an English Eco-Village Are Fighting to Keep Developers Out

"We're creating a dialogue about land rights in the twenty-first century," a man called Jedi said.
Marcus Thompson
6.15.15
Music

I Humiliated Myself by Busking in London with the Most Annoying Instruments I Could Find

Beatboxing at schoolchildren in Trafalgar Square is the single most excruciating thing I've ever done.
Marcus Thompson
3.26.15
Travel

The Men Who Spend Their Nights Urban-Fishing in London's Canals

We talked to two urban fishermen who camp alongside the Thames to catch and release everything from carp to eels.
Marcus Thompson
2.25.15
Photo

The Mythical Beauty of Afghanistan Is Invisible to the Military

Among the war machines at the world's largest airbase, photographer Edmund Clark realized that the only Afghanistan workers really see is the one depicted in paintings by local artists hanging on the walls of its mess halls.
Marcus Thompson
2.11.15
Stuff

A Graffiti Writer Explains How to Paint a Subway Car in Minutes

A Berlin writer named "Grisal" tells us about the planning, execution, and escape.
Marcus Thompson
2.3.15
Stuff

We Asked Brits How They Feel About Tony Abbott Knighting Prince Philip

"I mean the Duke of Edinburgh won't give a shit will he?"
Marcus Thompson
1.29.15
Photo

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders

Sofia Valiente's photographs explore how the most ostracized people in Western society live.
Marcus Thompson
1.28.15
Travel

The Men Who Battle the World's Biggest Fish Face to Face

"You have to jump off the back of the boat, while it's still moving, into boat wake, swim below the bubbles, open your eyes, and hope that dark shadow isn't a mako or a tiger shark staring back at you."
Marcus Thompson
1.23.15
Sports

North Scotland's Surfers Are Tougher Than You

In the remote town of Thurso, surfers will risk floating chunks of ice for the best cold-water waves in Europe.
Marcus Thompson
1.12.15
Question Of The Day

What Will You Do with the One Extra Second in 2015?

The Paris Observatory say they're adding a leap second to clocks this summer to catch up with atomic time. We asked some people in London what they'll do with their extra second.
Marcus Thompson
1.8.15
Travel

I Walked Around London, Knocked on Strangers' Doors, and Asked if I Could Stay the Night

Has the recent influx of stranger-meeting services like Airbnb and Tinder normalized the idea of housing people we barely know, or do we just do it more now because it usually ends in either sex or an exchange of money?
Marcus Thompson
11.14.14