Hettie O'Brien

Hettie O'Brien

Hettie O'Brien is a freelance journalist who writes for the Guardian, the New Statesman, and the London Review of Books.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and others raise beer mugs after a boat race in Heidelberg, Germany, in July 2017.

The British Towns That Aren't Breaking Up With Europe

After World War II, town twinning was an expression of European solidarity. Even as Britain exits the E.U., many in the U.K. want the tradition to continue.

A rendering of a future floating city.

The Floating City, Long a Libertarian Dream, Faces Rough Seas

The Seasteading Institute wants to construct a network of ocean structures to liberate humanity from state control (and taxes).