London

empty cities london

The haunting beauty of empty cities

April 6, 2020 6:24 pm

Deserted modern cities are usually the realm of post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies. Now, many of us live in them

migrant

Cosmopolis

April 3, 2020 5:44 pm

Migrant City: A New History of London by Panikos Panayi reviewed

apocalypse

There’s no sign of apocalypse in North London — yet

March 12, 2020 1:59 pm

As with terrorism, it’s often not the thing that has the potential to do damage, but the reaction to the thing

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Mike Pompeo: the UK will be ‘front of the line’ for a trade deal

January 30, 2020 9:53 am

Pompeo declared that the UK/US relationship was in a ‘fantastic place’

nato

Trump is saving Nato

December 4, 2019 12:32 pm

Isn’t it bromantic?

narwhal

A beginner’s guide to the narwhal

December 1, 2019 12:11 pm

Yes, theyre real

uber

There’s no need to mourn the loss of Uber’s London license

November 27, 2019 11:53 pm

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the pottering black cab

home

Is your home culturally insensitive?

November 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Keep your judgmental hands off my Japanese tea bowls

joan collins

Joan Collins: why I love London taxi drivers

October 24, 2019 11:04 am

I confess I don’t walk if I have to travel more than a half-mile

gender-neutral penguin

Rejoice in the birth of the gender-neutral penguin

September 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Penguin Pride begins NOW

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The joys of Independence Day in London

July 4, 2019 10:41 am

The deep currents of enlightened self-interest have for more than two centuries brought the US and UK together

far right comedy

My terrifying journey into the dark heart of far right comedy

June 10, 2019 7:50 am

At a fascist evening, nobody was decent enough to openly express their white supremacy

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On the barricades of London’s anti-Trump ‘carnival of resistance’

June 4, 2019 4:33 pm

One side started screaming the word ‘Nazi’, the other directed cries of ‘Commie’ back at their enemies

plume

Who needs psychogeography?

May 9, 2019 3:35 pm

Plume by Will Wiles reviewed

petty crime london

Accounts of petty crime in London horrify the New York Times

December 13, 2018 8:03 am

It sounds truly awful

A capital afternoon at London’s Trump protest

July 14, 2018 9:17 am

Usually it starts at McDonald’s. When protestors gather in central London they like to vandalise the burger chain’s Whitehall branch…

London has an amazingly hopeless Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?

April 5, 2018 10:54 am

According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve…