Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Brit List: Interview with Hollie Cook at SXSW

Reggae artist Hollie Cook has deep roots in the punk scene – she was a member of the reformed Slits after leaving performing arts school. And she just so happens to be the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, who immersed ...

‘Meat’ the Crawleys at Downton Arby’s

The Downton Abbey parody and mashup videos just keep coming. The latest, and an especially amusing one, not only roasts the hit British TV drama but roast beefs it as well.

WATCH: British Playwright Matt Charman Makes New York Debut with ‘Regrets’

Matt Charman, one of Britain’s top young playwrights, made his New York debut last night (March 27) with the world premiere of a play set in 1950s America where anti-communist hysteria is forcing people to snitch on their friends and ...

Watch: David Tennant On Playing A ‘Dim-Witted’ Charles Darwin In ‘The Pirates’

Here’s David Tennant talking to SFX about his role in the new Aardman Animations film The Pirates In An Adventure With Scientists, in which he plays Charles Darwin. Only it’s not the Charles Darwin we know and admire, the ...

The Brit List: ‘Tinker Tailor’ Glossary: 20 Terms You Should Know Before Watching

Touted as one of last year’s best pictures, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy certainly has an impressive pedigree. Starring veterans Gary Oldman and John Hurt, the film also includes the likes of Colin Firth, Toby Jones, and Ciarán ...

The Brit List: Ten Extremely Misunderstood British Foods

There are certain recipes in any culture’s diet which cause consternation and disgust if you haven’t grown up eating them. I, for example, am not mad about the idea of okra, or sheep’s eyes, or that sandwich Elvis ...

Royal Roundup: Prince Harry Has Moved in With William and Kate

Three’s apparently not a crowd for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when their new housemate is Will’s little brother Harry – and the share is a palace.

Iconic British Things No.11: Jaffa Cakes

For some reason, the world of flat, round, sweet confections that can be eaten with a glass of milk or a hot beverage is a hotbed of cultural difference all over the world. Even the terminology is askew.

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Convention Fever!

Well, as you’ll know if you have looked at Anglophenia at all over the last few days, the first official Doctor Who Convention occurred over the weekend, and with it came a kaleidoscopic flurry of astonishing things. Not the least ...

What’s Your Favorite British Comfort Food? ‘No Kitchen Required’ Host Shini Somara Lists Her Picks

When it comes to comfort cuisine, few do it better than the British, with their rich, starchy stews and puddings; hearty meat dishes; succulent sausages; and, of course, the abundance of sweet and savory items fried and flecked with ...