Matt Smith and a Pimm’s Cup, I bet. So is he at polo, Wimbledon, or a garden party?
Today’s Brit was going to be The Bard Himself, but while I was looking for something poetic to quote, I came across this magnificent rendering of Hamlet and his father’s ghost– The artist is an 18th century Swiss who lived most of his life in England [and therefore gets to be today’s Brit of the […]
OK, I got all kindsa things to say about this picture. 1] Spoiler Alert! Henry V dies! But an even bolder choice on the part of the BBC production was to open the play with a sequence from King Henry’s funeral, thus making the whole of the action a flashback–brilliant. 2] Seeing Tom Hiddleston playing […]
Meet Lauren Fox, author of at least 2 novels and this brilliant short story that I stumbled upon on Salon.com the other day: http://www.salon.com/2012/09/08/fiction_ongry_by_lauren_fox/ Now here’s a huuuuuge stretch–Lauren gets to be Brit of the Day by virtue of being married to a guy from Dublin. I know that’s beyond suspect as Britishness goes, but […]