6 Old U.S. TV Shows Brits in America Should Know

Just as Brits refer to TV classics like Blue Peter, Dad’s Army, or Coronation Street, so Americans litter their conversations with names and lines from old TV shows. Although we watched many American TV shows, some classics weren’t ...

British Entrepreneur Brews Up Hard Cider Renaissance in America

Almost every Brit will have a strong opinion about American beers, but what about cider? It perhaps brings to mind lazy, summer days or crazy student nights, but for many years in the U.S.

#MindTheChat Q&A: What Should You Be Reading Now?

As temperatures begin to plummet, we’ll find ourselves in need of some light winter reading. This Wednesday (September 24), bestselling British chick-lit author Lindsey Kelk (I Heart New York, The Single Girls To-Do ...

British/American Clothing Confusion: Wearing a Fanny Pack Around Your Pants

The first time I heard an American say he was wearing a “wife-beater,” I was caught off guard. Sensing my apprehension, my new buddy, Sam, a skinny New Yorker with a silly moustache who had deployed the term, explained to me that ...

10 American Slang Terms and Phrases That Confuse Brits

Like any other language, American has its idioms. Some are very similar to British English, and it’s not difficult for Brits to figure them out.

#MindTheChat Q&A: Broadway’s ‘The Curious Incident’ and National Theatre Live

With live screenings of West End productions showing in American cinemas and Broadway subsisting on a diet of British pla, U.K. theater is easier than ever to watch on the U.S. side of the pond.

Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’

It’s not just the work of Will Shakespeare that makes it across the Atlantic. British dramas, comedies, and high-energy musicals regularly take up residency on Broadway (and then usually tour across the U.S.

8 American Dialects Most Brits Don’t Know About

Before moving to the United States, many British expatriates may not be aware that—just like Britain itself—countless regional dialects make up their new adoptive country.

#MindTheChat Q&A: Brit-Rock Legend Tim Booth of James

This Wednesday (September 10), fans of famed British independent rock band James delighted in participating in Mind the Gap‘s Twitter #MindTheChat with lead singer Tim Booth.

Which American Literary Classics Should Every Brit Read?

How much American literature Brits studied in school largely depends on their age. If you’re over 45, you may have studied one classic (To Kill A Mockingbird, usually) but unless you specifically took American Literature at school or ...