Child and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) are two of the most extreme manifestations of discrimination against women and girls. These devastating and harmful practices are much more widespread than you think.
Buckingham Palace has just announced that Angelina Jolie is to be made an honorary Dame (the female equivalent of a Knight). But did you know that these famous American faces have also been honoured by Her Majesty?
Some commercials are worth watching, if only for the music.* And when advertisers want to get you hooked, they turn – where else? – to songs by British artists. So if you’ve been wondering “what’s the song from that commercial?”, we’ve got you covered.
*(In fact, you don’t even have to watch these ads – since we’re not in the business of endorsing products. Just enjoy the music.)
A long time ago, in a country across the Atlantic, production for a science fiction movie about a galaxy far, far away began. Today it’s one of the biggest movie franchises, hailed for its groundbreaking special effects and technology.
It’s Kentucky Derby day and we couldn’t be more excited. We Brits do love hats and horses, after all!
Many parts of the US celebrate Mardi Gras with elaborate parade floats, beads and lots of King Cake. But did you know there’s a British equivalent? Hint: It involves pancakes!
Saturday 1 March is St David’s day, the Welsh national day. Wales has an original language, an original people, and an original spirit. And their cheese is pretty killer too. Wales is about to be put even more firmly on the map, when Newport hosts the 2014 NATO Summit in September. Check out all the amazing things Wales has to offer!
In honor of the 86th Academy Awards this Sunday, we take a look at some of the British nominees in true Buzzfeed form… as felines.
February 7th is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the US. Relive the excitement in true BuzzFeed style… through gifs!
British band Bastille visited the Embassy and blew us away with an amazing acoustic set. Check out the video right here!
2013 was a GREAT year for the UK, proving that, 50 years on from Beatlemania, folks Stateside have lost none of their appetite for British culture. Here are some important highlights.
We feel it in our fingers, we feel it in our toes. Christmas is all around us, and we want to share some delightful British holiday traditions, using our favourite Christmas romcom.
The EU and the US are currently in talks to form a massive free trade agreement, which will have some serious economic benefits. How, you ask? These important corgis will explain everything.
With St Andrew’s Day fast approaching we thought it was high time for a wee look at some of the truly spectacular things Scotland has to offer. Slainte mhath!
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, we present enlightening life lessons from each of the twelve Doctors!
Ahead of the Austin Grand Prix in Texas, we’re highlighting GREAT British automotive innovation and helping you pick the British car that is just right for your unique personality! On your marks? GO!!!
The secret of Guy Fawkes? Ancient history. Somewhere deep in a book…
So yeah, turns out we invented Halloween. Here’s a crash course, channelled through a modern classic among Halloween films, Hocus Pocus.
Dear Americans, after watching some of your ‘base-balls’ playoffs and in advance of what you call the ‘World Series,’ it has come to our attention that you have, for quite some time, been playing cricket wrongly. You have been using a strange narrow bat and playing on a frankly bizarre diamond-shaped pitch. Luckily, we Brits are here to set the record straight!
From football to energy, the PNW and the UK are tight! As Ambassador Westmacott visits Seattle this week, we’re highlighting UK ties with the PNW.