Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for the Independent online

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Jack Daniel's to sell whiskey by the barrel

That's about 250 bottles worth of Tennesse whiskey

This cat balancing a frog on its head has located its inner zen

'Best animal on the internet' is a hotly-contested category in my non-existant award ceremony.

Did Tony Soprano die? Creator David Chase gives unequivocally equivocal ruling

Creator says he was misquoted as saying Tony lives on

Kim Jong-un talks to military officials during a tactical rocket firing drill of the North's Strategic Force

Kim Jong-un 'is a Manchester United fan', has ordered state TV to show their matches

More woes for struggling club as despot joins list of famous fans

Great British Bake Off embroiled in Baked Alaska 'sabotage' scandal

"He had to go," said Mary Berry, echoing Walter White

BoJack Horseman season 2: Netflix renews Aaron Paul and Will Arnett cartoon

12 new episodes expected next year

ALS ice bucket challenge demand 'leaves island without water'

Reports claim water was shut off five times over the weekend

Behold: The 99-pack of beer

Austin brewery invents the seven-foot crate

iPhone 6 'release date' firmed up in leaked photos of Apple smartphone

9 September looks to be the day

Homer Simpson takes the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he does

Olaf from Frozen weirdly made a cameo

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A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week