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  1. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Hannah Weiland, the Designer Behind British It-Brand ShrimpsPilates, Earl Grey tea, and lots of fur coats.
  2. Unearthing a Rare 1971 Monty Python Film All About Peas Let’s say you suddenly found yourself in charge of a major corporation. If you’re good at your job, imagine you’d probably try to steer the […]
  3. Digging Up the Roots of News Satire with ‘On the Hour’ There have been many articles I’ve written for this series where I assumed that I was probably introducing a significant portion of my […]
  4. gingerbread houses
    Gaze at the Glory of Gingerbread King’s LandingWinter is crumbling.
  5. beauty passport
    How Kate Middleton and Kate Moss Affect British Beauty Culture“There’s definitely no other European influence in terms of beauty. Who is more iconic in the world than Kate Moss and Kate Middleton?”
  6. Exploring the Lunacy of ‘The Goon Show’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  7. tasteful nudes
    British People Are Buying More Nude LipsticksThanks to Kim Kardashian. 
  8. British Comedian Mel Smith Dies at 60British comedian Mel Smith passed away Friday in his London home after having a heart attack. He was 60 years old. Smith rose to prominence […]
  9. Openings
    The Victoria Freehouse Soft-Opens TomorrowIts opening finally brings an end to the long, sad saga that was Swanky Bubbles.
  10. Menus
    The Pikey Offering a True Sunday RoastRalph Johnson is making Yorkshire pudding and duck-fat fries to accompany his traditional British supper.
  11. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘Misfits Season 2’Season 2 of oddly dark British comedy Misfits is now on DVD. The show follows five young delinquents who get strange super powers while doing […]
  12. accents
    Is Brit Emily Blunt’s American Accent Better Than Her British Accent?We think so. Give her accents a listen.
  13. Slideshow
    First Look at Gordon Ramsay’s The Fat Cow, Opening Monday at The GroveThe gastro-pub is a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant with a full bar and burgers.
  14. Ricky Gervais Is Bringing America ‘Derek’ and an AppRemember when people with accents were all up in arms about Derek? Well, now Americans can be the ones with upped arms. Next year, Derek will […]
  15. Andy Samberg is Cuckoo in ‘Cuckoo’ “So, his name is Cuckoo? Really?” asks everyone.  Apparently, in England that is a plausible name an American hippie would give himself. […]
  16. Hulu Announces Streaming Start Date for New ‘The Thick Of It’ SeasonThe fourth season of Armando Iannucci’s The Thick Of It will debut in the states on Hulu this Saturday, September 9, immediately following […]
  17. The Complete Guide to Everything: ‘Doctor Who’High concept experimental episode time! This week Tom spends 20 minutes trying to explain 50 years of Doctor Who lore to Tim, someone who does […]
  18. NBC Buys The Adaptation of British Sitcom ‘Gates’ NBC beat out the other networks to win the rights to Gates, a single-cam sitcom from Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith (’Til Death), which is […]
  19. Openings
    Hot Red Bus Rolls Into Alhambra, Open September 15Husband and wife Sonny and Sage Shemi, owners of Ma Jasmine, plan fish and chips and Indian wraps.
  20. More Alan Partridge! There Will Also Be Another Season of ‘Mid Morning […]In the immortal words of Alan Partridge: “Alright, I’ll rephrase the question. Can I… no, actually, I’ll just repeat the question: have I got […]
  21. ABC to Pilot American Version of ‘Spy’ Spy is a British show about a single father who quits his mundane job and is accidentally recruited to become a spy. You know, the classic way […]
  22. HBO Orders a Pilot for a ‘Getting On’ RemakeHBO has ordered a pilot from the creators of Big Love, Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. The show will be a remake of the award-winning BBC Four […]
  23. Let's Do Lunch
    What to Eat For Brunch and Lunch at The PikeySo far the offerings at the reworked Coach & Horses outshine the pub grub at a similarly reworked Tom Bergin’s.
  24. Henson is Producing a Show of British Puppets for British Humans If you liked the above video, you are in luck because the BBC is going to be airing a new Jim Henson Company produced puppet program (or […]
  25. The Time When John Cleese Wrote and Bet and Got Angry at a NewspaperLetters of Note has a exchange from 1982 between John Cleese and the editor of The Sun, which stemmed from a report in that paper claiming that […]
  26. Openings
    The Pikey Replaces Coach and Horses, Now Serving on SunsetThe reboot features a pub-inspired menu from a veteran of The Spotted Pig.
  27. Mediavore
    Fergus Henderson Goes Whole Hog; Martha Stewart Crafts Nativity Scene BehindThe domestic diva bought clay in prison with her commissary cash.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Erbe Matte Grand-Opens Today in Beverly Hills; Wolfgang Puck at The Bel-AirLouis Kim’s crazy-herbs Korean-Italian hybrid is now serving the 90210.
  29. Openings
    The Blue Boar Opens Next Thursday in HollywoodCurtis Nysmith’s next project will be a British pub with its own cask-brewed ale.
  30. Mr. Smith Goes to Hollywood
    Curtis Nysmith Plans a Traditional Pub Called Blue Boar in HollywoodLook forward to hand-pulled cask ale and guest mixologists.
  31. Trimmings
    Waterloo & City Messes Around in ‘The Wreck Room’The game room space could eventually become a deli.
  32. Rumors
    David Beckham Crushes Gordon Ramsay Pub RumorsDespite the chatter, there are no plans for the two to open The Queen Vic pub in L.A..
  33. Rumors
    Rumors Fly on Ramsay-Beckham Pub ProjectThe reality behind The Queen Vic appears loose at best.
  34. Brunch
    Cat & Fiddle Goes Global For New Weekend BrunchExpect scotch egg alongside huevos rancheros.
  35. The Other Critics
    Gold Digs Bloody Clams and Waterloo & City; Kuh Confounded By DistrictMeanwhile, S. Irene Virbila lets WP24’s awesome views and menu distract her from the contemporary pop music.
  36. User's Guide
    Where to Eat Around the World and Watch the World Cup in L.A.Even if soccer isn’t your favorite sport, The World Cup offers a tremendous opportunity to try new cuisines.
  37. Let's Do Brunch
    What to Eat at Waterloo & City’s New Brunch and Sunday RoastChef Brendan Collins gives a new feel to a British weekend staple.
  38. Temporary Closings
    Darioush Temporarily ClosesThe owner says time is needed to polish his menu and prices.
  39. oops
    British Foreign Office Makes Jokes at Pope’s ExpenseThey are truly very sorry.
  40. Slideshow
    First Look at Darioush, Now Open on LaCienegaRestuarant Row’s newbie specializes in a modern British menu.
  41. Previews
    Melgard Public House to Hit MelroseA new brews and burgers pub is due on Melrose before 2010.
  42. The Most Important Meal of the Day
    Brits Mock Our Love for Their BreakfastAcross the pond, they’re cackling at our idea of carb-free food.
  43. choices we'll never actually have to make
    On the Matter of the Micro-PigletsThey just might make the perfect pet. Or will they turn on you? They’re so cute; we’re so torn.
  44. run through
    Real, Live British Folk Will Work at the New York TopshopThe British are coming, and they’re working in the New York Topshop! They might drive some iconic London double-deckers around, too, in case you need a ride to the new store.
  45. run through
    Kitson Stays True to Victoria Beckham’s Denim LineEarlier this week ‘News of the World’ reported Victoria Beckham’s dVb denim line would be discontinued at L.A. boutique Kitson. But something didn’t seem right about that.