Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for the Independent online

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Stare at your desktop no more with stunningly simple life hack

Tired of looking at your monitor? Look through it (sort of)

GTA 5 Online: Someone remade The Sopranos' opening credits shot-for-shot

Comparison video lets you see the original and GTA version side by side

Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9? Larry David and HBO both want more

Pretty, pretty, prettyyyyyyyy good news

Better Call Saul: It looks like Huell might be back too

Actor who played Saul's personal bodyguard said he's had the call

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in True Detective

Question Time's 'passionate highlander' is the William Wallace of the Better Together campaign

"I'm British forever! We will never, ever change!"

Archer is the 'fastest-rising name' for a baby boy in 2014

Something, something, Danger Zone!

Chinese parents 'sold children to pay for virtual in-game purchases'

Father 'likes buying items in online games' said mother

Boyhood trailer: Watch Ella Coltrane grow up over 12 years in five seconds

Richard Linklater's epic experiment hits cinemas tomorrow

Jonah Hill joins cast of Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' with Scarlett Johansson reportedly in talks

Clooney, Brolin, Tatum, Fiennes and Swinton already on board

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Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn