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Articles Categorized as 'British Expat of the Month'


10 Things James Coulson Learned as a Brit Filming America

In the middle of his road trip across America, British filmmaker James Coulson decided he’d seen enough—and applied for U.S. citizenship. “And yes, I did the swearing in where you pledge allegiance to the flag,” he admits happily. Growing up in a small village outside Northampton, the young Coulson was obsessed with Spider-Man, then the […]


Meditation? There’s an App for That

The dream of less stress, better sleep and more time to concentrate on the important things in life has universal appeal, but mention “meditation” and many people think of a bald monk in orange robes sitting with his eyes closed and contemplating the world. Who has that kind of time these days? Isn’t there an […]

Frances Anderton

KCRW Host Frances Anderton: Why L.A. Architecture is Interesting

Not many people see Los Angeles as an epicenter for architecture. An epicenter for earthquakes, perhaps, but isn’t it a city strangled by miles of endless freeway, supplied by roadside strip malls, and serviced by enormous parking lots? British radio host, producer and author Frances Anderton couldn’t disagree more. Talking by phone following her early […]


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., British cider lovers found it hard to get even a taste of the fermented apple juice they loved. Things have changed, […]


British Cancer Researcher on Why He Moved to the U.S.

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the first and only U.S. National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center dedicated solely to children, and British expat Dr. Richard Gilberston M.D, Ph.D, is the director of their Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Center. A father of three children aged 21, 18 and 16, he describes […]


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

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.K. “home.” Olivia “Liv” Boeree might still be a resident of London, but she spends an […]

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