Ever wish you could just drive by your favorite store, grab some clothes and never have to leave your car? Yeah, I hadn’t really thought about it, either. More
Topic: United Kingdom
I recently went out with somebody who, upon my discussion of writing about Kate Middleton‘s pregnancy, asked, “Who is Kate Middleton?”
My head snapped towards him and gave him a look. “Who? Who is Kate Middleton? Meaning you have no idea?”
How is that possible?, I wondered, until I realized that it was kind of crazy how pervasive Middleton feels in my and anybody else’s mind who follows the media whatsoever. But does that mean she’s powerful? More
Living with HIV is a frightening prospect, but millions of people do so every day. For some, the stigma accompanying their status is even more terrifying: people can be cruel, demeaning and afraid of those with HIV, treating them as though they are less than human or that they are to blame for the condition. Photographer Edo Zollo seeks to change these misconceptions through his series, “Stand Tall, Get Snapped.” More
I freaking love the British. Especially this week, I mean with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One coming out and all (yes, I will be in line at 8 p.m. for the midnight showing with the ticket I bought over a month ago). Also this week, the British are causing an uproar over cookies. I need to live there. Now. More
X Factor is a wildly popular British singing-competition reality show similar to American Idol. Unlike Idol, the show features contestants getting one-on-one mentoring and even house visits from the judges, who have more of a say in who makes it to the next round than Idol judges do. One of this year’s most popular contestants was an 18-year-old woman named Gamu Nhengu. Now living in Scotland, Nhengu’s family originally hailed from Zimbabwe.
In what must be a contender for ‘worst week ever,’ Nhengu was eliminated from the show and was then told that she and her family needed to leave the country or face deportation. Judge Cheryl Cole was reportedly told not to select Nhengu for a slot in the finals because her citizenship status was unclear. More
Yes. There is a show called Embarrassing Bodies. The show is about a group of doctors who assess the problems of real patients’ medical concerns in a special clinic because they are too embarrassed about their bodies to go see their regular doctor (but not too embarrassed to be shown on television?). And when they say embarrassing, they mean it. More
UK megastore Harrod’s has shut down their plus size clothing department. British plus size fashion brand Anna Scholz announced the news yesterday, informing fans that their clothing would no longer be available at Harrod’s. This is going to make life … More
Forget about an urn: late designer Alexander McQueen’s ashes were spread here: a place called Kilmuir, on the Isle of Skye. Reportedly, McQueen had told friends that it was a wish of his to have his ashes spread at Kilmuir … More
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Dear Laura Hall, I know that we have never met, and you live on the other side of the ocean from me, but something tells me that if we did get to spend time together we would be the dearest … More
It’s Olympic Week! Various royals always make the trip to be at the Games, whether it’s the Summer or Winter. This time is no different. Several royals represent their countries in the International Olympic Committee. Of course, they’re not just … More
Queen Elizabeth attended a public church service yesterday at the West Newton parish church near Sandringham. The outing was her last in Norfolk before her return to London today. Following tradition, the Queen has been at her estate since just … More
We’re still in the grip of winter where I live, though thankfully not facing the prospect of a snowstorm like what’s in the U.S. East Coast right now (I hope you guys are keeping warm and safe!). It’s a good … More
Day 3 of Prince William’s unofficial visit Down Under was very very busy! He was greeted by a crowd of admirers (and a very lucky girl, who gave him a kiss on the cheek!) then met the Governor of Victoria, … More