Articles Tagged 'Boris Johnson'

Jeremy Paxman

Why America Needs Jeremy Paxman To Be Its New British Scold

Let’s not mince words: Americans love being told off by the Brits on TV. I don’t fully claim to understand the psychology, but I should imagine part of it is listening to the sneering contempt dripping from an upper crust (and it is always upper crust) British voice and feeling a) relief that you are […]

Natalie Dormer

‘GOT’s Natalie Dormer Joins the Ensemble Cast of ‘Posh’

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has joined the ensemble cast for director Lone Scherfig’s film Posh, reports Dormer, who also starred in The Tudors as Anne Boleyn, steps out of her period costume into jeans and a tee as a first-year Oxford student who is determined to join the elitist dining society, The Riot […]

Boris Johnson

The Brit List: The Greatest British Viral Videos Of 2012

Note: As with all of our ‘greatest’ lists, the greatness of these videos is not open to debate. They are great on a scale that has yet to be accurately measured by science, even if some of them are a little NSFW. But if you have suggestions for greater British viral videos, do pop them […]


On UK Tour, Psy Discusses ‘Gangnam’ Oxford University Style

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is an undisputed international hit, and the UK has not been immune to its intoxicating success. It’s the first K-pop (Korean pop music) song to top Britain’s music charts, but its impact is by no means limited to the music world. For example, last month, London mayor Boris Johnson revealed that he […]

Four Ways The London Games Have Made Me Proud To Be British

Extremists aside, the British are often reluctant to bang on about patriotism in polite company. We may have the reputation of being a bunch of rabid football supporters who will sing until they are hoarse about the superiority of the England team to anyone who will listen (more out of hope than judgement, to be […]

Watch: London Mayor Boris Johnson Stuck On A Zip Wire

It should all have been so simple. Boris Johnson, mayor of London, should be able to whizz across London’s Victoria Park as part of the London Games celebrations, on a 1,050ft zip wire, without anything untoward happening. He should be able to do this, while wearing a hard hat and waving two plastic Union flags, […]

Top Gear Thursday: Drive, He Said

No one’s ever called Jeremy Clarkson boring. But how long does it take for Jezza himself to become bored, and, specifically, how long does it take him to become bored while he’s behind the wheel of a car?  Find out the answer on next week’s “lost” episode of Top Gear, airing Monday July 2, 9p/8c. […]

Boris Johnson: America is ‘the Proudest Creation of London’

Boris Johnson isn’t just London’s mayor – he’s the city’s de factor ambassador and, with his seventh book, Johnson’s Life of London: The People Who Made the City Who Made the World, he joins a long line of erudite chroniclers of London’s history. As the title of the book implies, Johnson believes that over the […]