Author Archives: James Bartlett

How TV Presenter Liv Boeree Became a Million-Dollar Poker Player

Liv Boeree. (Photo: Pokerstars)

Every year, thousands of Brits move permanently to the U.S., while even more spend some time here as part of their jobs, racking up the air miles while crisscrossing the Atlantic or being temporary residents and still calling the U.

Former Journalist Gavin Scott on Living a Screenwriter’s Life

A selfie: Gavin Scott (far right) with Eddie Izzard and Terry Jones. (Photo: Eddie Izzard)

Most people couldn’t name (let alone recognize) any successful screenwriters, and as for British ones, well, arguably only Richard Curtis is a household name. But there are plenty of other U.K.

10 Strange Things Brits Find in American Supermarkets

Hey, it melts very nicely.(Photo: AP/Paul Sakuma, File)

One of the first things you have to do when you arrive in a new country is to go grocery shopping. New Brits in America probably won’t be intimidated by the size of stores, but once you start wheeling up and down the aisles you’ll ...

The Pogues’ James Fearnley on His Memoir, Jamming with Hollywood Stars and L.A. Life

James Fearnley performing with the Pogues in 2012. (Photo: Rex Features via AP Images)

In recent years, the Christmas holidays in England have reverberated to the song “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl, but The Pogues have an older and more interesting story than their biggest hit ...

Emmy Winner Andy Walmsley on Being British in Vegas: ‘It’s the Best City I’ve Ever Lived In’

Adam Walmsley. (Photo: Michael Herb)

Like many other Brits looking to make a name in show business, Andy Walmsley first tried his luck in Los Angeles, but today he’s a huge flag-waver for the delights of Las Vegas, a place where there’s a surprisingly large expat ...

How Irish Chef Geraldine Gilliland Built a Culinary Empire in California

Geraldine Gilliland (phota via Geraldine Gilliland)

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the biggest parties in the world.

The Toscars: Brits in LA Skewer Hollywood’s Biggest Night

(Brits in LA)

The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony.

5 British Men Behind Los Angeles’ Best-Known Locations

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Like many other American states, we assume that California—and especially it’s larger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco—are a melting pot of people from around the world. Many of the early immigrants were from the British ...

How British Photographer Dawn Bowery Realized Her Own California Dream

Dawn Bowery (Photo: Aubrey Keating)

February is the month of roses and chocolate, but for photographer Dawn Bowery, it sees the deadline for her particular passion— a photography book California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA, which is still racing against ...

10 Pubs in California You Should Visit

(Ye Olde King's Head)

One of the things that many Brits miss when they arrive in the U.S. is the pub.