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Photography was never just about depicting the world as it is. From its earliest beginnings to the age of the selfie, the urge to put on a show for the camera has proved irresistible. And it has produced some of the art form's most astonishing images. John Walsh rubs his eyes
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John Walsh on the model and muse, 42 today
Transatlantic heavy metal titans paid damp-eyed tributes to 'a real gentleman' and 'the true spirit of rock’n’roll'
Why look back on a year so saturated with suffering and atrocity? Because, says John Walsh, on close inspection you’ll find reasons for hope and laughter as well
The kind of sensory flood which could persuade you that mankind evolved on Earth in order to devour seared meat
The duo visited the Scottish island to catch the essence of its shaggy hills, its hardy locals, and its harsh climate
From London 2012 to the Routemaster bus, Thomas Heatherwick is a designer whose ideas have dazzled the world. So how does he react to the storm of criticism that’s greeted his vision for a garden bridge across the Thames?
The Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and playright had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for some years
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They’re rude, in a mood – and love their food. No wonder chefs are the secret ingredient in so many movies. As the actos plays Adam Jones, The Independent rates his rivals
Eleanor Macnair's startling re-creations are lent pathos by her use of every child's favourite modelling material
Chef Adam Smith touches no food that he doesn't instantly transform, even the brown bread here made with Copper Dragon beer and potato in the dough
With sales of ‘The Gruffalo’ topping 13 million, Julia Donaldson is one of the most successful children’s authors ever. She tells John Walsh how busking in hippie-era San Francisco – and sharing a stage with Judi Dench – helped her on the path to literary stardom
Authors' Club president John Walsh meets this year's prize winners