This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
January 14, 2021
It’s common for newspapers to publish a “review of the year” each December or January – you may have seen exactly such a thing a couple of weeks ago in your very own Sundance Times. I was not, however, expecting journalists across my homeland to simultaneously come up with an unexpected twist on the old classic.
For reasons I haven’t been able to ascertain, a number of local newspapers in Britain have eschewed the usual wrap-up of important local events and replaced it with a ranked listing of the angriest people in their neighborhood over the last year.
Some of the entrants shou...