The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
14 October 2014 05:45 PM
Adrian Hamilton investigates the move towards melodrama
31 August 2014 07:25 PM
An exhibition in Edinburgh shows how the big impressionists influenced a generation of American artists. There are treasures among the imitations
Exhibition of Scottish art shows the characteristics of the artists work with wit, populism and colour
17 August 2014 05:08 PM
Forget the referendum: artists north of the border have already won the vote of Adrian Hamilton as 25 years of their past and present work goes on show
Andy Garnett: Leading figure of the 1950s London set who later helped develop one of Britain's most innovative engineering firms
29 July 2014 12:00 AM
"Engineer, philanthropist and optimist" was the description of Andy Garnett given by Frances Lincoln, who published his book on conserving and documenting his meadow. Aside from the engineer ascription, it was a fair summary of an extraordinary character who was the only boy at Eton to convert to Roman Catholicism, who sped around London in a bubble car as a founding member of the London set in the 1950s and who went on to help Jeremy Fry, along with Michael Briggs, to develop the automatic-valve concern, Rotork, into one of the country's most successful small engineering innovation companies, and then did the same with his own company, Radiodetection.
04 July 2014 12:59 PM
But will it win over the locals? And will international buyers bother to make the trip?
26 March 2014 06:21 PM
The search has been dominated by politics, not practicalities
Beatrix Miller: 'Vogue' editor whose own talents, and her nurturing of others', helped set the tone for the Swinging Sixties
26 February 2014 12:00 AM
"Speak," she would command, turning her chair sideways to the window, putting her feet up on to the radiator and powdering her nose while waiting for you to disgorge your thoughts.
23 February 2014 02:55 PM
Henri Cartier-Bresson never thought what he did was art, but he was wrong, says his one-time colleague Adrian Hamilton
17 February 2014 06:02 PM
Three new shows dedicated to the playful and provocative work of Richard Hamilton mark him out as the most influential artist of his generation
09 February 2014 09:59 PM
Hockney has always had a rebellious streak, as Adrian Hamilton discovers at a show spanning his 60-year career
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'