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8 Shows to Binge Watch with a New Year’s Day ‘Hangover’

It’s been a crazy week. You’ve gorged on festive food, laughed at your weird uncle’s terrible jokes and pricked your feet on so many fallen Christmas tree needles your soles look like pin boards. With all that merrymaking, you’ve likely lost track of what day it is, but take it from us: It’s time to put […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Denzel Washington and Usher React to New BAFTA Diversity Rule

Anglophenia’s Sharon Carpenter hit the red carpet at a New York City screening of the new movie Fences. The film, which is currently in theaters, is based on the 1983 play by the late August Wilson and follows the struggles of an African American father and his family in 1950s America. Sharon touched base with the cast, including the […]

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Remembering Carrie Fisher on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

The actress best known for her role in Star Wars, and later her screenwriting and raw wit, has died. Carrie Fisher passed away today, aged 60, after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last Friday. Like everyone who admired Carrie — an undisputed icon — we’re deeply saddened by […]

Agatha Christie: Four Heroines That Make Her an Unlikely Feminist Icon

Despite being one of the most famous authors of all time, Agatha Christie has sometimes been criticized for featuring stale gender stereotypes in her books and plays. But in fact, she fought Victorian literary conventions, which saw women painted as frivolous and focused on men, to bring the public gutsy females with great minds. Christie’s […]

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10 Classic Schoolyard Games: Americans vs. Brits

British and American kids spend their lunch breaks playing a lot of the same schoolyard games: everything from hopscotch and Blind Man’s Buff to jump rope, better known as skipping in the U.K. But some playground pursuits never crossed the Atlantic. Here’s our guide to some uniquely British and American break-time games. Note that rules, […]

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8 Things No One Tells You About Living in the U.S.

Looking back to when I first moved to the U.S., it’s now clear that I knew almost nothing about what day-to-day life in America was like. But over the years, you pick up clues and adapt accordingly. Some things you learn to love; others require you to develop some serious coping strategies. This is the […]

Quiz: Which U.S. Region Should You Move To?

As an expat, choosing where to settle in the U.S.–if your job or family doesn’t do this for you–is the one of the biggest dilemmas you’ll face. But knowing roughly what kind of lifestyle awaits in one of the eight major regions will help you narrow it down. Right now, you’re just a few probing […]

Personality Quiz: How ‘American’ Are You in Restaurants?

As an expat living in the U.S., you can either get with local dining culture or stick rigidly to your British ideas about restaurant etiquette. Find out how well you’ve adapted to eating out American style with our scientifically accurate quiz. See more: Editorial: Is Tipping in America Excessive? An Englishman’s Take Tipping in America: […]

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8 Ways to Improve Your Expat Life in 2015

Has your American existence stagnated? Do you feel like rebooting everything from your friendships to your eating habits? Well, we can’t turn you off and on again, Brits, but we can offer some refreshing advice designed to ensure that your coming year in the U.S. is a great one. Meet new people This mantra occupies […]

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