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.
Doctor Who to Sherlock: TV franchises now have such devoted followings that casual viewers are alienated
02 January 2014 06:14 PM
The joy derived from a story is in direct correlation to the amount of work you put in
29 December 2013 12:00 AM
The Christmas messages of the whistleblower and the monarch dovetail nicely; the one showing off the family addition, the other fearful of a lack of privacy
27 December 2013 12:27 PM
It was a year of storms in teacups; but also of real storms, meteorological and metaphorical, that actually mattered
22 December 2013 12:00 AM
While Nigella is said to be damaged goods, the rap artist R Kelly is accused of terrible things and no one minds. Is it because his accusers are young black women?
17 December 2013 05:43 PM
But can they move on and re-establish their probity?
Nelson Mandela funeral: From Princess Diana to Margaret Thatcher – public mourning is a noisy business. But Madiba’s family deserve privacy for his burial
15 December 2013 12:05 AM
Some figures are such potent symbols that we all express our grief, loudly
09 December 2013 01:21 PM
Activist wins 'unprecedented' deportation case as judge overturns Theresa May's decision
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
The stampede of pundits to express a view about the man cheapens his remarkable achievements – and makes false heroes of the politically inert
06 December 2013 07:00 PM
John Williams' 'Stoner' has achieved late popular acclaim but is the dead author's second novel another forgotten work of brilliance?
01 December 2013 12:00 AM
Payday loans reveal the peculiarities of our credit ratings. But what are the long-term implications of these short-term fixes?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters