England

When 'Mistress' Meant 'Mrs.' and 'Miss' Meant 'Prostitute'
The weird history of the female title
September 12, 2014

In the 18th century, ‘Mrs.’ was more likely to indicate a businesswoman than a married woman.

It Is Our Duty to Practice Harsh Criticism
A literary manifesto for the ages
September 10, 2014

A literary manifesto for the ages.

A Scottish Writer Explains Why He's Voting for Independence
September 05, 2014

No, we don't hate the English. We just want to elect our own government.

Color Photography Existed During World War I. Here Are Eight Rare Examples.
August 20, 2014

Not everything was black and white back then.

This Is the Team That Actually Invented Total Football
They did it in stadium known as Wankdorf (some things a nine-year-old doesn't forget)
June 11, 2014

They did it in stadium known as Wankdorf (some things a nine-year-old doesn't forget). 

Do U.S. Soccer Fans Steal Europe's Customs? Damn Right We Do!
A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
June 06, 2014

A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.

British Officials Oppose Sanctions Because Russia's Elite Are London's Cash Cows
March 04, 2014

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: How George Orwell Embraced England
January 10, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Since whoever we are (save for a few sad Leninists) we all agree with George Orwell, it usually follows that Orwell must agree with us.

'The Selfish Giant': The Part of England Everyone Forgot
Clio Barnard's masterpiece about rural England
January 03, 2014

A masterpiece about rural, post-industrial England, based on an Oscar Wilde story.

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