On the fascinating world of London real estate.
To catch a serial killer.
“He knew there were a lot of people just like him, irregularly employed, regulars in pubs, the owners of passports and phones and all the right charger leads, only with nowhere stable to live.”
Guy Gunaratne’s Man Booker-longlisted “In Our Mad and Furious City” recognizes multiple, overlapping versions of London and its inhabitants, examining the ways violence can bubble up through the city’s fissures.
This is the story of how a handfull of mega-rich ended up hoarding most of the world’s wealth.
How one London man transformed his house into a work of art, and a physical love story to the people he’s lost.
Flashy hooligans like Moll Cutpurse and Long Meg sported broad-brimmed hats, wore “ruffianly short locks,” and carried swords. Other women lived quietly in secret same-sex marriages.
How a successful YouTube celebrity barely leaves the house.
Richard Wallace considers his chances (not great) at being memorialized by a blue English Heritage plaque.
What decides whose legacies get memorialized? Mostly richness and whiteness.