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?
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now