The Brit List

The Brit List: 15 Cool Uses for Big Ben

Yep, the clock tower that houses Big Ben (now known as “Elizabeth Tower”) tells time — what else can we do with it?

The Brit List: Five British Desserts With Disgusting Names

Let’s start with the classic, the one everyone knows:

1: Spotted Dick

The Brit List: 15 Cool Uses for a Red Phone Booth

Most people have mobiles and don’t rely on a public booth, but it’ll never get old popping into an iconic British red phone box — possibly for a photo opportunity, to dodge the weather, or even to make an …

The Brit List: The 10 Most British Towns in America

Editor’s note: This post is brought to you by Up to Speed, a Hulu original series from Richard Linklater (writer/director of Before Sunrise, Waking Life, and Dazed and Confused), which follows tour guide Timothy …

The Brit List: Five Underrated Pink Floyd Songs

Is it appropriate to wish Roger Waters a happy birthday? He never seemed like the type to enjoy those kind of well-meant, banal good wishes.

The Brit List: Anglophenia’s Top Five Summer Movie Winners and Losers

With Labor Day upon us, the summer movie season is officially over. It will soon be safe for serious moviegoers to go back into theaters without fearing that every single movie will feature comic book heroes, robots or Adam Sandler.

The Brit List: Five Great British Things Americans Missed In The ’90s

I know what you’re thinking, it IS an oddly specific list, this one, isn’t it? Speaks to a very specific core demographic of the Anglophenia audience, namely anyone who was around the in the ’90s, all paying attention …

The Brit List: 10 Stinging British Insults

I should start with a confession. When compiling this list, I assumed it would be a gadabout stone-skim along the top of the English language, each new bounce a perfectly formed (but firmly NSFW) gem.

The Brit List: Top Ten British Character Actresses In Movies Today

In some ways, compiling this list has been more of a head-scratcher than its male counterpart, and this is in part because of the way producers and audiences tend to view female actresses as they get older. It seems a handsome male lead …

Five Great British Songs About Coppers, For ‘Copper’

This Sunday (August 19, at 10/9c) sees the premiere of BBC America’s hottest new show, the police drama Copper.