Adventures in UKIP Country
When Did England Abandon Its East Coast?
A new four-part series looks at England's misunderstood eastern side, starting with Margate and Dover.
In Defense of Southend
For me and other Southenders, the town represents the oxygen outside London's claustrophobic pile-up of representations and ambitions.
A Look Back at the Pedophilia Scandals That Swallowed Britain Whole in 2014
In 2014, a series of often seemingly intertwining child sex abuse stories have engulfed the UK in what has become the biggest scandal of modern times.
A Shopping Mall Has Become a Weird 24-Hour Haven for London's Skate Subculture
Through the evening and into the night, the Stratford Center houses a community of skaters, dancers, and body-poppers who move liberated from stereo to stereo. It's like being in an 80s version of the future.
Chav: The Slur That Won't Let Go
An examination of the UK term for a usually poor, possibly threatening young person.
London’s Craft Brewery Scene Isn't Full of Wankers
The precious world of craft beer can seem like one that's a little too pleased with itself, with jargon like "flavour profile" and "mouthfeel." It might sound like a load of piffle to outsiders, but these brewers work hard to make their beers inclusive...