Culture features

* Pints at dawn: All change for London’s earlyhouse drinking culture (The Guardian)
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)
* How ‘Africa’ by Toto became the internet’s favourite song, 35 years later (Motherboard / Vice)
Why urban creatives flock to Fjallraven, Adidas Originals, and other heritage brands (Quartz)
Chasing ghost signs: The city is full of messages (Hazlitt)
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming (The Guardian)
* On scent and memory – and Lush, the smelliest shop in town (Racked)
* 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)
* 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 certainly 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)
How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow? (Hazlitt)
* This old thing: On fashion lost in translation (White Noise)

Technology and internet culture

Why the sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life (The Guardian)
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life (Curbed)
* How listmaking apps help share the emotional labour of daily life (The Guardian)
Brixton Pound: How fintech boosts the local currency agenda (FusionWire)
* Art and the digital revolution (Apollo Magazine)
* 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)
* Making Gemma Godfrey is planning a fintech empire (Hedge Magazine)
* 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

What do you do with a 20% chance of cancer? (BuzzFeed Longform)
* What it means to belong to London in times of Brexit (Catapult)
* 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 the Cornish Pasty, always there for you in times of need (Extra Crispy)
* The narcissist within: On being a couple that looks like each other (Refinery29)
* From Franco to Brexit: The surprising politics of time zones (Prospect Magazine)
* On Star Trek Voyager, a lost year, and the surprising 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)
* London could be flush with drinking fountains again – if we want to (Prospect Magazine)
* Learning to love your freckles, and the skin you’re in (Medium)
* How to fix a leak in your bathroom (A comedy of errors) (The Billfold)
* Schrodinger’s Cancer – Catapult


* Save Hackney Wick!  On a disappearing arts community (Apollo Magazine)
* The weird, the wonderful, and the Hackney WickED (Source Magazine)
* Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern, and a sense of home (Litro Magazine)
Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, and the singular experience (Apollo Magazine)
* Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery (Whitehot Magazine)
* Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project at the Tate Modern (Lionheart Magazine)
* Art about the Unseen at the Hayward Gallery (Whitehot Magazine)
* Lynn Hershman Leeson at Modern Art Oxford (This Is Tomorrow)
* Lygia Pape at the Serpentine Gallery (Whitehot Magazine)
* Buckminster Fuller at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the utopian impulse (Whitehot Magazine)
* Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Serpentine Gallery (Whitehot Magazine)
* Radical Geometry at the Royal Academy of Arts (Apollo Magazine)
Artist life in North-East London, Europe’s densest arts hub (Source Magazine)