Articles Tagged 'cricket'

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Brits in America: Which U.S. Sport Is For You?

Small talk in America is a lot like small talk in Britain; it tends to center around sports and weather. So if you’re a sports fan moving to the U.S., you may want to take at least a passing interest in one of America’s favorite pastimes. Otherwise, all you’ve got is cloud forms. Here’s our […]

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10 British Things About Des Moines, IA

Whether it’s Scottish dancing or an enthusiast meetup group, U.S. cities are surprisingly topped up with British events, organizations and other goings-ons. Get your Brit-fix in Iowa’s state capital of Des Moines here: 1. Limey’s Pub & Grub Limey’s Pub and Grub, located at 1970 Grand Ave Ste 29, plays off of the nickname for […]

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10 British Things About Boise, Idaho

Each week we explore a U.S. city and investigate the British goings-on, which may be in the form of art, food, sports, music, social clubs, events or organizations. This week’s city was specially requested by a reader who wrote in. We’re making our way west … and have landed in Idaho’s capital of Boise. Check […]

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10 British Things About Baltimore, MD

The crime drama The Wire starring British actors Dominic West (Burton & Taylor) and Idris Elba (Luther) was set and filmed in Baltimore, MD from 2002 to 2008. These guys aren’t the only British arrival to “Charm City” as its affectionately called. Check out 10 British things going on in Baltimore: 1. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court […]

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10 British Things About Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, UT is home to Robert Redford‘s annual Sundance Film Festival, which takes place during January. The fest brings out the crowds in droves, but there’s plenty going on the rest of the year. Check out some Britished up places and events: 1. London Market 1. The London Market You can’t miss The […]

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Snapshot: 25 Photos of 1960s London

The Sixties was such a creative time in London with Beatlemania raging, Ian Fleming‘s James Bond making it to the big screen in 1962 and the first episode of Doctor Who airing in 1963. Have you ever wondered what it was like living in London during the 1960s? This photo album walks you through the streets […]

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10 British Things About L.A.

New York City isn’t the only U.S. city all Britished up. You hear Brits talk about the sun a lot, well, the lack of sun in ol’ Blighty. So, it’s not a surprise that a lot of British expats land on the West Coast. Here’s 10 British Things About L.A.: 1. 7th Annual Brit Week […]

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10 Great British Athletes Americans Should Know

With the 2012 London Olympics almost a year behind us, the hype around British athletes has certainly died down in the United States. Unless you are an avid soccer fan, David Beckham is probably the only British player you know. You may also be unsure of the difference between rugby and American football. Or what […]

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Where to Watch Soccer Minnows and Cricket in America

In a recent interview for Mind the Gap, Lisa Powers at Ye Olde Kings Head pub in Santa Monica, California, told us that new-in-town Brits come through the door and ask two things. The first is whether there are any positions open; and, the second is “Where can I catch a game of English football?” […]

Just Not Cricket

Ten Things That Are Just Not Cricket

When the UK version of Buzzfeed opened recently, an enterprising wag named Tom Phillips put up a fake homepage in which he imagined what a British Buzzfeed would look like. It’s a work of comic delight, and it’s here. As you’ll see, one of the headline items is 23 Things That Are Just Not Cricket, a […]

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