America

Tolerate Thy Neighbour

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK
Lloyd Mallison

The first amendment in the United States is a wonderful thing. It means you can say whatever you like about anything... But with the increasing popularity of Facebook comment section fights, and chatroom brawls, I'm seeing more and more often that people seem to forget that freedom of speech goes both ways.

A Century of Warfare: Analysing America's War Record Since WWI

Brad Linzy | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

As Randolph Bourne said when writing about World War I in 1918, war is the health of the state. As America's power has grown, so has its propensity for war. Regardless of the debates about the justness or morality of war, the numbers have shown peace to be the exception in America while war has been the rule, making this last century since the start of World War I undeniably a century of warfare.

Widow Of Lung Cancer Victim Awarded HUGE Damages From Tobacco Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

A US cigarette company has been ordered to pay the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer $23.6 billion (£13.8 billion) in punitive damages....

Ditching Broadband Is Like Dumping The Ex From HELL. This Call Is Proof.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

When Ryan Block decided to leave Comcast he had literally no idea what was in store for him. Turns out it'd be the customer service call from hell inv...

This Man Tortured, Killed And Dismembered Five Dogs He Bought Online

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK

An American man has been charged with torturing animals after the decapitated and dismembered bodies of five dogs were found in his motel room. Jas...

The Iraq World Cup and the Crime of the Century

David Lawley Wakelin | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
David Lawley Wakelin

Sadly and quite tragically the prospect of a Brazil-Argentinean world cup football final appears far less enticing than the greatest battle for decades that is about to kickoff just north of Baghdad between the Sunni's and the Shias.

Man Arrested For Li-Lo Sex And It's Not The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

The notorious lusty li-lo lover has been up to his old tricks again. Edwin Tobergta, you may remember, has twice graced these pages for having sex ...

Guantanamo: The First Postmodern Institution

Tom Johnson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Future horizons shine flecked with gold and freedom in the American dream. The continued existence of Guantanamo tarnishes it with blood.

Online Groceries in America : Second Time Lucky?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Yet, online groceries are back with a bang, riding the wave of an advanced internet ecosystem and the cumulative wisdom from billions of e-commerce transactions successfully conducted by not just online mega retailers like Amazon, but also traditional players like Walmart and Tesco.

Why You Can't Hold Grudges Against an Entire Gender...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Allen

No one - man or woman - should be hated purely because of their gender and their sex. We are in an equal, apparently intelligent, community where everyone is different.

American Drug History X: an allegory for today

Davis Mukasa | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Davis Mukasa

Once upon a time near the start of the previous century a drug named "Marihuana" was fast becoming the scourge of certain states of America. It was tu...

Get on the Good Foot With Lee Fields and the Expressions

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"Soul music is the adhesive of the human spirit," says Lee Fields, as we look out across London's West End and watch the sun set.

Man Sexually Assaults ATM. Oh, And A Picnic Bench

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A remarkably randy and freakishly frivolous American chap has been arrested for attempting to make sweet love to a cash machine. Oh, and a picnic b...

Worst 'Water Safety' Lesson Ever Nearly Drowns Toddler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A father has been arrested for his rather unorthodox method of teaching his daughter about water safety. Corey McCarthy, from Phoenix, Arizona, fig...

Paper Chase

Clare Finney | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

"You can't cancel!" shrills the voice on the phone. "It's in the diary. That's final!" Though I'm hardly a model of reliability, it is my friend who flakes on our arrangements most, and I'm offended by the implication of her words. What does she mean 'I can't cancel'? Why does she care suddenly?

Russia Wants To Boot The US Out Of The International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech

The diplomatic furore surrounding the Ukraine crisis has gone galactic. Russia has announced that from 2020 American astronauts will not be allowed...

Things I Noticed About New York

Carina Maggar | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Carina Maggar

I went to New York for a few days this week. Here are some things I noticed...

When Less is Enough: Overcoming Affluenza

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

When I visit the US I'm never quite sure how long it will take me to adjust or how I will react. Memories, both positive and negative abound. The lo...

If Churches Paid Taxes

Sophie Turton | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

In a world where money is power, any organisation that makes that much profit - whether it's a church or not - needs to be held accountable somehow. The absence of data, especially in comparison to the Church of England's detailed accounts, poses the question - what is the US Catholic Church hiding? And at what point are world governments going to start holding them to account as they do with every other massive institution?

Abbot Kinney: LA's Coolest Neighbourhood?

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

After convincing myself that Spring had sprung, and then despairing for days on end about the horrendous British weather we've had of late, I decided ...

Louis Theroux: 'LA Stories - City of Dogs' Review

Mark Varley | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Varley

City of Dogs is the first of a new three part series that explores compelling issues that plague a City suffering from an over population of stray dogs, a notorious healthcare system and high numbers of sex offenders.

15 Years on From Serbia - Why Does the UN Still Exist?

Marko Kasic | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Marko Kasic

I have no standing in passing judgement on the actions of those entrusted with making enormously difficult decisions, most of which are far beyond my comprehension. However, I do believe I am entitled, just like every other person, to ask the question of why the UN has not been sacked?

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...