Articles

Culture features

* Pints at dawn: All change for London’s earlyhouse drinking culture – The Guardian
* Who is the city really for? On gentrification, the mis-managed Olympic legacy, and the last glory days of Hackney Wick – Huck Magazine
The colour of your city – Curbed
* The wild, necessary world of online advice for UTI pain – The Cut / New York Magazine
* The art of imitation: Searching for Samuel, a painter famous only to me – Hazlitt
The hidden sexual side effects of pre-cervical cancer treatment – Tonic / Vice
* On the misplaced shame of “everyday” PTSD – Tonic / Vice
* How terrazzo made its staggering comeback – Curbed
Sutton and Sons’ vegan fish and chips carries the fusion tradition in East London – Out of Office / Mic
Why urban creatives flock to Fjallraven, Adidas Originals, and other heritage brands – Quartz
Chasing ghost signs: The city is full of messages – Hazlitt
* On scent and memory – and Lush, the smelliest shop in town – Racked / Vox
* Meet the people who give themselves DIY tattoos – The Debrief
* The life of public chairs of Beirut and London – White Noise
A brief history of women and hair ties – Medium
Why Norwegians love their country’s strict alcohol policy – Tonic / Vice
* How Birkenstock convinced us the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked / Vox
* One man’s quest for the perfect bacon; A cautionary tale – Extra Crispy
* The heartache of being European in Brexit Britain – New Statesman
* Is freelancing the future of work? – BL Magazine
* Melbourne has the best coffee in the world – Escapism Magazine
* Why airport food is so terrible (everywhere but London) – CityMetric / New Statesman
* When London’s pubs were full at 7am – Atlas Obscura
* In Norway, the official fourth meal is breakfast at night – Extra Crispy
How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow? – Hazlitt
* This old thing: On fashion lost in translation – White Noise
* How Crossrail is changing the face of London – OnOffice Magazine

Technology and internet culture

Why the sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian (I also talked about this story on BBC Radio 4)  
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming – The Guardian
* How listmaking apps help share the emotional labour of daily life – The Guardian
* ‘Like’ if you support my divorce: On a modern dilemma – The Outline
* How ‘Africa’ by Toto became the internet’s favourite song, 35 years later – Motherboard / Vice
Brixton Pound: How fintech boosts the local currency agenda – FusionWire
* The hottest little bank in town is an app called Mondo – FusionWire
* Tech City’s bright young things: James Gill, 21, is a CEO – Square Mile Magazine
* The nostalgic appeal of the dumbphone – Prospect Magazine
* Meet Kash, the most exciting payment startup in town – FusionWire
* Anne Boden takes flight with Starling Bank – FusionWire
* Women in STEM: From Ada Lovelace to Mars Rover engineer Abbie Hutty – Aquila Magazine for kids
* There’s nowhere better for fintech startups than London – Square Mile Magazine

* The Megabuyte Interviews: Talking shop with the leading lights among UK technology CEOs, Chairmen and investment pros – Megabuyte

Essay and opinion

* How two cynical divorcees embraced the relationship contract – The Cut / New York Magazine
What it means to belong to London in times of Brexit – Catapult
* My house was my marriage – Curbed
What do you do with a 20% chance of cancer? – BuzzFeed Longform
* Why are there two distinct ways of writing Norwegian? – Literary Hub
* How a sun lamp can help keep your head above water in winter – Refinery29
* The one piece of advice from my mother that changed how I date – Stylist
* On accents and belonging – Medium Features
* The Cornish Pasty is always there for you in times of need – Extra Crispy
* On being a couple that looks like each other – Refinery29
* From Franco to Brexit: The surprising politics of time zones – Prospect Magazine
* Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project at the Tate Modern – Lionheart Magazine
* On Star Trek Voyager, a lost year, and the things that pull you out of the fire – Catapult
* On the real hippie trail in San Francisco – Viator
* On synchronicity – Lionheart Magazine
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books
On brown cheese, and beautifully boring memories – Roads & Kingdoms
* Why we go back to Groundhog Day again and again – Prospect Magazine
* Lighthunting in Norway during the coldest of winter – This Recording
* What do your tattoos mean? On a private, public statement – Refinery29
* London could be flush with drinking fountains – if we want to – Prospect Magazine
* Strange birds: The urban parrots of West London – Lionheart Magazine
* Learning to love your freckles, and the skin you’re in – Medium
* How to fix a leak in your bathroom – The Billfold
* Schrodinger’s Cancer – Catapult

 

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