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
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Katie Hopkins has just written a piece so hateful that it might give Hitler pause – why was it published?
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service