Anglophenia Readers: The Blog Has Regenerated

Hello Anglophenians! If you’re stopping through for your regular Brit kick and have found things a little different than when you were last here, you’re not hallucinating. Nor have you been burgled, so don’t check your pockets.

We’re still the place to find updates on British pop culture, Doctor Who’s Day roundups, explanations of U.K. slang, and the latest movements of future Sirs Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston.

But every now and then, we like to do a bit of housecleaning and renovations around the blog, and with our 10th anniversary coming in 2015 (we’re pushing 80 in Internet years), we felt there was no time like the present to get a nip/tuck.

(Plus, here’s a fun fact: our last major makeover happened right around the time Matt Smith assumed the role of the Doctor. Now that Peter Capaldi is Scottishing up a storm in the TARDIS, it’s fitting to christen a bolder, brassier new Anglophenia.)

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First up: have a gander at our brand-new logo, the work of the great designer Drea Zlanabitnig, and we hope it packs a punch.

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Also, we’ve widened our story space to allow for larger images and videos and bumped up our font sizes to make things easier to read.

Plus, check out our Trending Stories module, which highlights the stories that are catching fire socially. We also have a spot for stories on our sister blog Mind the Gap, a survival guide for British expats in America.

As always, your feedback is super important to us! Let us know what you think. No, really, we want to know! Take a look around.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com'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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