Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fraser’s Phrases: It’s Just Not On

Sometimes the most innocuous sayings are the ones that that cause the most confusion. In fact, this post came out of a conversation between two Anglophenia writers – one British, one American – about something annoying, a situation ...

The Astonishing (And Very Sweary) Lineage of ‘Veep’

On April 22, HBO is showing a new TV comedy called Veep, in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. She soon finds that she’s out of her depth ...

The Great British Songbook #1: “London Calling”

We do hear an awful lot about The Great American Songbook these days, don’t we? And not just from Great Americans either.

Oscar Roundup: The Brits Get Bupkis?

As expected, Britain didn’t fare very well at last night’s Oscars.

The Brit List: Red Carpet Interviews with Daniel Radcliffe and Jonah Hill

The Brit List’s Asha Leo caught up with two of Hollywood’s hottest current stars — Daniel Radcliffe and Oscar nominee Jonah Hill — on BAFTA’s red carpet.

The Brit List: Red Carpet Interview with ‘The Iron Lady’s Jim Broadbent

The Brit List’s Asha Leo talks with the Oscar winner about The Iron Lady and upcoming projects (including Cloud Atlas).

The Brit List: Red Carpet Interviews with Shailene Woodley and George Clooney

On BAFTA’s red carpet, the Brit List’s Asha Leo talked with Descendants co-stars Shailene Woodley and George Clooney about their first on-set mentors.

Tinker Tailor’s Gary Oldman on Making a Smiley Face – with Glasses

Even if Gary Oldman takes home one of those little gold statuettes at the Oscars for his performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he’s already given away another object of no little importance connected to the movie.

Royal Roundup: Kate Takes on Solo Visits, Reveals New Puppy’s Name

 

The Duchess of Cambridge, as expected, has been stepping up her royal duties by making official visits on her own.

The Brit List: Red Carpet Interviews with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

The Help co-stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could make history at Sunday’s Academy Awards, becoming the first pair of black women to take home acting Oscars in the same year. Davis and Spencer spoke to The Brit List’s ...