Adam Jacques

Adam Jacques is a features writer for The Independent on Sunday.

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Ed Harris: The actor on painting houses, smashing chairs and learning not to be so terse

The Face of Love star reveals his unconventional techniques for getting the best performance out of actors and why it’s good to be an introvert...

Christmas 2014: 12 best gifts for tech-lovers

From drones and bluetooth speakers (via robotic fish and a Star Trek pizza cutter), here are the tech gifts to get excited about this Christmas

Alexander McCall Smith: The author on the lie of 'failed' Africa, swearing in public, and travels with his teapot

The Zimbabwean-born British author believes that there is a mindset that treats sub-Saharan Africa as a failed continent, perpetuated in attitudes and images of famine, poverty and diseases, such as Ebola

Joseph Kosuth & James Lavelle: "He's incredibly sensitive. We're both emotional people"

The musican and the artist met at the Venice Biennale but didn't quite hit it off at first...

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Allen Jones and Piers Gough

Allen Jones and Piers Gough: How we met

'We danced in the school library, cooked up a vast amount of food and played croquet on the lawn'
Tony Law and Mary Beard

Tony Law & Mary Beard: How we met

'I do hate all the abuse I've received online, but it has been more than made up for by this kind, good-spirited, funny person'

John Waters on parental pangs, a problematic Pope and a pick-up predicament

'I'm hoping to bring back hitchhiking'

Bryan Adams: The singer-songwriter and photographer on falling asleep at the wheel, his vegan diet and his shots of wounded servicemen

I was surprised to learn I could sing I always wanted to be a guitarist, but when I was rehearsing with my first band, at 14, in my mother's basement, no one in the room wanted to be the singer, so I said I'd fill in until we found someone. So I became the singer.

Anne Rice: The Interview with the Vampire novelist on her daughter's death, living through her own funeral and the dangers of Oxford

The Interview with the Vampire author on how vampires are the best metaphor for the human condition and more

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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?