Archie Bland joined the Independent in 2008. After stints as foreign editor, Saturday editor and deputy editor, he was appointed as senior writer in 2013.
04 May 2014 12:00 AM
26 April 2014 11:00 PM
20 April 2014 12:01 AM
Continuing our series marking the centenary of the First World War, Archie Bland revisits the moment – stranger than fiction – when both sides spontaneously stopped fighting and, for a while, goodwill reigned in no-man’s-land
19 April 2014 10:01 AM
The Angus Steakhouse has been a West End tourist staple for over 50 years, despite a less-than-glowing reputation among locals. Is it an institution whose staying power should be admired, or a relic from Britain’s pre-gourmet past?
We could have had a proper debate about sexism after Rashida Manjoo's comments. Instead, we’re fencing over a media-garbled paraphrase
16 April 2014 06:02 PM
It doesn’t matter if one thinks Britain is the most sexist country in the world or not
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
The community-minded movement ticks a lot of boxes but its virtues have been squandered
12 April 2014 12:00 AM
Twenty-one young people were stabbed to death in London in 2008; in one 24-hour period in July, six people were stabbed to death. Archie Bland saw one of the victims die on a street in Tufnell Park. He looks back at that terrible summer when it seems that our national fear of knives reached its zenith
07 April 2014 04:34 PM
‘Atheism vs Christianity’ is a battle largely of the Communities Secretary's imagining
The demise of the lads' mag: The news that 'Nuts' may fold and the rise of more thoughtful reading show that young men have increased respect for themselves
06 April 2014 12:00 AM
One magazine has five large-breasted women on the cover and proudly declares that it offers "BUXOM NEW PICS!" of "ULTRA CURVY CUTIES!", imploring that we "Give those bras a pay rise!" Sophie Reade, whose picture dominates the layout, is halfway through taking her bra off; her mouth is half open in an expression intended to signify her absolute up-for-it-ness. The other magazine features Richard Ayoade, an actor and director probably still best known for playing the world's geekiest man in The IT Crowd; his new film is a riff on Dostoevsky, and he is presented off-centre, with his hands covering half his face.
05 April 2014 12:00 AM
Game of Thrones is no hokey fantasy. It’s the most trenchant, brave and brutal examination of power on television.
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Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
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End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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