Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for the Independent online

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New Airbnb logo draws inevitable genitalia comparisons

Showing the logo drawn on a glass window may have been the tipping point

David Bowie promises new music 'soon'

Rock veteran previously hinted that work was underway on a new album

Characters in the new series are based on real people, say its creators, unlike Arya and Clegane the Dog in ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones season 5 recruits Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire directors

Show creators Benioff and Weiss won't direct this season

Toddler saves man locked inside hot car

Passing 3-year-old came to elderly man's rescue

Better Call Saul: Everything we know about the Breaking Bad spin-off show so far

Saul isn't called Saul, Mike's back and the show is set six years before Breaking Bad...

Weird Al Yankovic gives Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' a 'non-rapey' parody with 'Word Crimes'

Parodist is releasing a track from his new album every day this week

CM Punk: Former WWE star thanks fans on Twitter as his profile is moved to 'alumni' section

Wrestler's future was previously 'TBD' on WWE scripts

Listen to Jamie T's 'different' comeback single Don't You Find

Singer confirmed a new album is on the way

Drake announces new album: 'Views From The 6' given spring 2015 release date

Title is possibly a reference to rapper's hometown of Toronto

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

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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried