Anglophenia’s Taking a Breaky Break, a Holiday

I’m peacing out for a week to relax, relate, release – feel free to use this post as open thread to voice your opinions. Anglophenia will return triumphantly on Monday, September 8th.

In other news:

  • Singer Edwyn Collins will show sketches of birds he did while recovering from two brain hemorrhages back in 2005.(BBC)
  • British artist Sam Taylor-Wood will direct the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Man, which is written by Matt Greenhalgh (Control).(Variety)
  • Mike Skinner of The Streets compares himself to Pablo Picasso in an interview with The Guardian.
  • Axl Rose, who is actually looking better these days, wants to “f***” Kelly Osbourne.(The Sun)
  • Liam Gallagher‘s SpongeBob shame.(The Sun)
  • Guy Ritchie won’t renew his vows with Madonna because he already “paid out on a big party for her birthday.”(Mirror)
  • Gordon Ramsay slams the food at Buckingham Palace as “prehistoric sh**.”(Daily Mail)
  • Victoria Beckham was snapped with “unsightly grime” in her ears.(Daily Mail)
  • After news of their split, Bill Nighy and Diana Quick were seen out together.(Daily Mail)
Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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