Empire

Why the World Won't Fall Out Over the First World War Centenary

Sunder Katwala | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Sunder Katwala

As the British government seeks to ensure that centenary activities fully mark the contribution of Empire and Commonwealth soldiers, can it find common ground to reflect Australian and Canadian pride in the birth of a nation, Indian and Pakistani concerns about getting the form of recognition right, and South African scepticism about the contemporary relevance of a conflict fought between long lost Empires?

White-Washing British History

Minesh Parekh | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

On Friday 6 September, David Cameron refuted a Russian official's summation that Britain was 'just a small island' by delivering a speech that reeked of a Gove-esque approach to popular history entwined with petulant patriotism. He seemed to cry out that "Britain's one of the bigger kids too, even if it wasn't allowed to go to war this time", calling upon the rhetoric of the past as if to prove Britain's place in the present world and reimagining it as it suited him.

Britain's Golden Era

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?' What's your first res...

Like a Red Flag to a Bull: On the Tyranny of Flags

Rebecca Greig | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

I don't like flags. Now, I know what you're thinking. There are so many flags, with so many different meanings. I'm talking national flags. Who can forget the look of atavistic hatred on an England supporter's red and white face (and not just because he's sunburnt) when he's lost a game to Germany?

Bill Murray: 57 Unbelievable Moments Of Awesome

Empire Online | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

From Karaoke with Eastwood to jamming with Clapton It’s an overused expression, but Bill Murray really is a living legend. Stories of the one-tim...

Vote For The Greatest Magazine Cover From The Past 100 Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A royal tribute from Kate Moss and a politically-minded Dalek will fight it out for the title of the greatest magazine cover of the last 100 years. ...

Empire Release Exclusive Hobbit Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

With the release of the highly anticipated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' getting ever closer, Empire have released five world exclusive covers f...

Creating Convenient History

Tom Stevenson | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

"The deepest, the only theme of human history," wrote Goethe in Israel in the Desert, "is the conflict of scepticism with faith". True or not, his wor...