My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Oscar Predictions 2016 - Will DiCaprio win?

Harry Crawford | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

The Revenant leads the pack with 12 nominations, ahead of Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 (oh my, a blockbuster??). Thing is, when the competition's this tight, how will you know for sure who's going to win? Let's take a look at the main categories.

When Does a Tourist Become a Local - A Trip to NYC

Rosie Duffield | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Duffield

They're so ingrained in our psyche that if I said 'yellow cab' you'd almost certainly know that I was in New York. And they were a familiar sight as I hopped into one at JFK, having arrived without too much of an idea of where I was going.

Angry Guy Starts Street Fight. Insists He Settled Brooklyn For White People

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A bizarre video of a jogger starting a street fight with a random by-passer is becoming a viral hit. Filmed from across the street, the video show...

A Giant Sinkhole Just Appeared In Brooklyn And Devoured An Entire Junction

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) have tweeted out photographs of a huge sinkhole that has opened up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hole, wh...

Tearing Down Walls: Here's How to Start

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

'Breakingwalls' ambassadors perform in CapeTown 2014 Courtesy of Fran Tarr "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Tear down this wall." Those words sp...

Stadium Spirit

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

The So So Glos are a band that inspires a wealth of music writing clichés. They're a 'band of the people', they are 'DIY heroes', they 'mean it, man'. The thing about these four guys from Brooklyn is they genuinely are all those things.

My Injury and Squash Season Update: US Tour

James Willstrop | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Just recently there has been an array of injuries to squash players. Nick Matthew had his knee operated on before the Commonwealths, world number four Joelle King will be out for months after an achilles operation, and Ramy Ashour has missed several events because of his troublesome hamstring. And these are the more major ones...

Bobby Shmurda: New Kid on the Brookyln Block

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

If you haven't heard of Bobby Shmurda by now then you must of joined the net about a week ago (week ago). Check your twitter, instagram and youtube feed then you'll get the in-joke.

A Celebration of 'Hipster Economics'

Anthony Dursi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Dursi

It seems that commentators are conflating two different modern issues: urban sprawl/gentrification and rising economic inequality. The latter might be fuelling the former but policy intervention in one is very different to the other.

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art - 29 September 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Other notable walls come from in Bialystok, Poland, Cake in Brooklyn, BEST|EVER in Gambia, Banksy - somewhere in LA, Ron English in Brooklyn and Kidult in Paris.

Doing the Mash

Ben Falk | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

Danish food is good. Copenhagen boasts Noma, the world's best restaurant and anyone who's been to Denmark lately will be able to tell you about the brilliant work being done in kitchens there. I have and I can.

Care Bears and Nepenthe: Exclusive Q&A with Julianna Barwick

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

The music of Julianna Barwick transcends the expression of emotion evoked purely from language. The Brooklyn based, Louisiana born artist creates a lush and magically hypnotizing universe of sound by looping her voice into a layered and emotionally compelling world of melody.

PICTURES: Becks' Big Tat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham has debuted his completed chest tattoo for the first time, while splashing about at a Californian beach with his three boys. Last mon...

Book Review: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

Robert Bradley | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Like most authors' early novels, Ivy Pochoda has decided to set her story within the confines of a familiar town. Red Hook, a small docklands in Brooklyn, is the backdrop of Pochoda's tale of diverse characters and small town community life, which together get caught up in an intertwining murder mystery that reeks of omission.

'Frances Ha' Paints Rather Inaccurate Portrait of Brooklyn Hipster Scene

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Christine Coco Jun

So without trying to sound too bitter, I suppose what I find most unforgivable about Frances Ha is the 27-year-old protagonist's total indifference or obliviousness to the facts of life.

Five Pointers to Get More From Your Bar

Ryan Cheti | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Ordering in a bar is easy; you chat to your bartender or server, and exchange some money for your goods and services. So why am I writing about it? Well, for one, have any of you felt particularly underwhelmed by a bar experience a friend has raved about? This piece is about maximising your chances of having an experience that lives up to this.

24 Hours in... Brooklyn

Rich Major | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Major

We weren't here for the five star living arrangements, this is Brooklyn baby, and we were here for a slice of the atmosphere, a pint or two of Brooklyn Lager and most importantly to check out a tip off about the best BBQ in New York City.

New York Magic for Squash at Grand Central Terminal

James Willstrop | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

I no doubt run the risk of repeating myself around this time of year, but after arriving back from the Tournament of Champions in New York I just grow fonder and fonder of the event every time. It's the ringleader of all events on tour and my personal favourite.

Film Review: Red Hook Summer - Spike Lee's Love Affair with Brooklyn Continues

Jeffrey Winston Aidoo | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeffrey Winston Aidoo

Spike Lee has always been a very honest filmmaker and his art of storytelling never seems to be comprised. From the outset Red Hook Summer has a feeling of realism.

New York Pre-Sandy: A Tale of Two Cities

Lucy Robinson | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK
Lucy Robinson

New York is one of two places today. It's either a place where you're sitting watching TV box sets and texting your friends about how much cheese you've stowed away for the storm (me) or it's a hostile, frightening place which is offering you very little, beyond an order to evacuate that you're unlikely to be able to obey.

'Hissing' Raccoons Invade New York

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Yes, you read that correctly. Hundreds of hissing raccoons have reportedly been spotted in broad daylight on the streets of New York. And according to...

PICTURES: Mila Saves Robin

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Mila Kunis comes to the rescue in her latest film The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, when she saves Robin Williams's character from drowning. Williams p...

How I Fell in Love

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gil Kazimirov

I was warned by friends from the mid-west that people in New York aren't as nice as elsewhere. That they are impersonal, hurried, aggressive. And they absolutely are. They are also kind, friendly, welcoming, inquisitive, calm, careless, peaceful, black, white, Muslim, Christian, egotistical, rap-loving, rap-hating, careful, Hispanic. No one belongs. Yet everyone does.