Summer of London

PHOTOS: London Games Closing Ceremony

The London 2012 Olympics came to a close tonight (August 12) with a three-hour ceremony that celebrated one of Britain’s greatest exports, its popular music. More than 80,000 in the audience and 10,000 athletes watched as some of ...

Britain Secures First 2012 Gold Medals in Rowing, Cycling

The drought is over: host nation Great Britain has finally collected some gold to place alongside the bronze and silver medals it has already won. British rowing duo Helen Glover and Heather Stanning captured Team GB’s first gold ...

Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold Medalist and Anglophile (And We Have Photo Proof)

It’s always encouraging when you discover that someone you admire also shares one of your passions (see Shonda Rhimes‘ love for Doctor Who.) But we were stoked last night (July 30) when we learned, during NBC’s ...

Photos: British Men’s Gymnastics Team Wins Bronze

Photos: London Games Opening Ceremony

Danny Boyle: Olympic Ceremony Will Be Picture of Britain as a Nation

Just as Olympic athletes go for the gold, so the producers of the Olympics opening ceremony go for the spectacle. Big is better. There’s safety in numbers. Wow ‘em, wow ‘em and wow ‘em.

Five Ways London Has Changed for the Olympics

While it is quite an honor to host the 2012 Olympics, it sounds like some Londoners are biting their nails over what’s to come.

Six Great Uses of the ‘Chariots of Fire’ Theme

Vangelis’ musical masterpiece for the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire earned an Oscar for Best Original Music Score and set the gold standard for cheesy inspirational music everywhere. Cut to the endless stream of parodies ...

The Brit List: Summer of London – Theater

London’s thriving theater scene has produced some of the most popular plays and musicals in the world. Hit shows such as Billy Elliot, War Horse, and The History Boys had their runs in London before gracing the Broadway stage.

The Brit List: Summer of London – Innovators

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils,” wrote Sir Francis Bacon, “for time is the greatest innovator.” Some three centuries later, another Englishman, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, put it a little ...