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Lady Leshurr Debuts Her Queen Speech in NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 02.08.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Welcome to the table one that will soon be the new Queen of hip-hop if she stays the course -- Lady Leshurr.

The Faithful Shopper: Protect Your Exclusive Extremities

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As much as I adore the unseasonably mild winter, it is finally time to weather the streets of the City and protection and warmth are key. That doesn't...

Forensic Facts From the Fatal Franklin Expedition

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

The 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage was one of the biggest disasters in exploration history.

'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

Blimey! Americans Have Worse Teeth Than The Brits

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The stereotype that English people have crooked, yellow, terrible teeth has been played out for decades in television and movies. From "The Big Book o...

Canadian Man Accused Of Killing Brit In Psychedelic Amazon Ceremony

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.18.2015 | World

LIMA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A Canadian man killed a British man after the two took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritua...

6 Englishmen you're guaranteed to meet abroad

Jake Stanley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Jake Stanley

Americans often dream of finding the perfect Englishman, with his polite manners, a country home and an accent to die for.

British Tea Etiquette: How to Drink it Downton Abbey-Style

Jo Bryant | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Jo Bryant

The British famously believe that nearly everything can be cured by a cup of tea. Every day in the UK, we consume more than 165m cups of the stuff, but there is a grand version of this soothing, simple hot drink: traditional tea, enjoyed at around 4:00 p.m., accompanied by savouries and cakes. It is a British ritual that comes with age-old etiquette rules which are still adhered to today.

Etiquette: Should You Invite Strangers to Your Wedding?

Jo Bryant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weddings
Jo Bryant

Putting together the guest list for a wedding is one of the hardest wedding-planning tasks. It forces you to really assess and categorize people because, after all, every person you invite uses up a ceremony seat and some of the budget and, therefore, limits who else you can invite.

Biracial Identity: My Choice, Not Society's

Natasha Sim | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Natasha Sim

My identity is ever-changing, but regardless of how confusing my identity may be, as I've matured and grown, I have realized that my identity is my choice  --  not society's.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Hannah Betts, World Champion Skydiver and Stuntwoman

Ian Spanier | Posted 10.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Four-way formation skydiving is a competitive sport in which teams of divers have 35 seconds to produce as many "formations" -- touching hands to make...

Exclusive: Inside Dr. Nina Ansary's Book Launch in the UK

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Yasamin Beitollahi

The masses were on hand on October 12 at Dr. Nina Ansary's talent-packed launch event for her best-selling book, Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran.

Review: Old Silk Road

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.15.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.

My Struggle Against Islamophobes

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

I feel as though I'm in an almost-daily battle with Islamophobes whether online or in my mind trying to figure out why these people have so much hatred against Islam.

Joss Carter Takes us to the Deep End of the Pool

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.

10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of London

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

London has a nightlife experience for everyone. Whether it's a rustic pub, an off-the-wall nightclub or a warehouse you prefer, one of the boroughs has it. You will always find something new to try, or a place you'll never get tired of returning to.

5 Things Americans Can Learn From the British (and Vice Versa)

Marie Morrison | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Marie Morrison

When exposed to other cultures, you can't help but create comparisons with your home culture. Of course, these comparisons will always be biased and can never account for entire populations.

Remaining Brit at Gitmo Highlights the Contradictions of Independence Day

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and beach vacations, some prominent Brits were noting a certain irony.

Shedding Imperial Conceit

James Zogby | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

This is not mere ancient history. It is playing out today, and not just in the consequences of British (or French, or German, or American) imperial misadventures. It informs our Western portrayal of the "East" and our understanding of its peoples. We still see ourselves as the civilized world, the bearers of universal values. And we still portray the "East" as less civilized, more prone to violence, less respectful of human life and liberty.

British Teen in Own Wild! Pacific Crest Trail Walk for Mountain Gorillas

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Janet Kinosian

Kyran Young, a British teen, is walking the full 2663 mile Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for the last remaining 900 Mountain Gorillas in Eastern Africa. It will take four months.

Jenny Packham Unveils Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

A red carpet favorite, Packham is known for her impeccably detailed, ultra feminine gowns. Fans of the British designer include Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Kate Middleton may be her biggest fan of all, often sporting custom-made gowns by Packham.

Could That Cleavage Be Dictating Your Conscience?

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.25.2015 | Media
Ximena Ortiz

In looking for more images that tell a story we may find ourselves forced to dig deeper and our writing may get better, too. It may also make news and opinion writing more fulfilling and representative. After all, what haven't we said already?

Dame Edna on Fame, the Prostate Olympics and Her Glorious Goodbye

Greg Archer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Dame Edna Everage's "possums" near and far might be fretting over the news that the savage, self-proclaimed international superstar is taking a bow after her current U.S. tour fades to black next month.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

'Paddington' - A Great Adventure! Lots of Twists and Turns and an Adorable Character

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.15.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Paddington is so outgoing and adorable. You can't help but love this bear. He has an innocent way about him, but still is a little mischievous and gets into trouble.