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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 ...

Summer in America: 10 Tips for Visiting Brits

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Most Brits in the U.S, will, at some point, have summer guests visiting from the Mother Country. While expats have become (somewhat) accustomed to life here, it’s often surprisingly alien to our visitors.

5 Things That Happen to British Stage Actors in American Community Theaters

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As a British expat living in the United States, my voice is often the topic of conversation among Americans, who love it when I say oregano, schedule or van Gogh. And as an actor, there is one place in particular where these ...

Are You Australian?: A British Expat Discusses Mistaken Nationality in America

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The other morning I was placing an order in my local bagel establishment when the sweet-looking elderly woman next in line accosted me. “You’re Australian, aren’t you?” she said with a knowing smile.

American Beaches: What Brits Should Know

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If you’re vacationing in the U.S. in the summer, it might well involve a beach.

10 Affordable U.S. Travel Destinations – and How to Experience Them on a Budget

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With the summer approaching, you’re probably looking wistfully at pop up ads of perfect white beaches with happy glistening people sitting on them.

Meanwhile, Back in the U.K.: What Longtime Brits in America Have Missed

UGGs (ugh), streaky spray tans, and excess in 'Essex.' Aren't you glad you missed this, veteran expats? (Photo via Hulu)

There’s a direct correlation between how long you’ve been here and how in touch you are with things back in Blighty. I’ve been here over 20 years, am lucky enough to go back at least once a year for an extended period, am probably ...

10 American Comedians Whom British People Will Love

U.S. comedians to watch: Louis CK, Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress. (Photos: AP)

Prepare to burn your Michael McIntyre DVDs, expats, and replace them with the complete works of these astonishing, all-American jesters. (See also: 10 British comedians who Americans should know.

Learn to Take a Compliment, Brits in America

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A recent Buzzfeed post (“How to Annoy Brits”) has “Praise Them Publicly” as No. 16.  I’ll go one further and say that we Brits don’t do well with public praise in general, so coming to the U.

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

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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 ...