David Randall

David Randall is a British journalist and author of The Universal Journalist, a textbook on journalism.

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The Emperor's New Clothes (14/10/12)

Misty, mellow, fruitful... the poet Keats may see only beauty in autumn, but David Randall dreads the gloom
Mitt Romney and his wife in California; the Republican candidate is preparing for a presidential debate this week

Ann Romney: 'I'd be worried for his mental well-being'

In TV interview, candidate's wife admits her fears if he should win White House race

The Emperor's New Clothes (30/09/12)

Everyone loves cupcakes. Right? Not so fast. David Randall mourns the passing of a humble pleasure
Samuel Herbert Dougal with Georgina Cranwell in 1903

Guilty! Introducing the biggest scoundrel in Victorian Britain

Samuel Dougal was a serial seducer, liar, thief and, finally, murderer. Now a new book charts his inglorious career

Islam's Fury: Palestinian men burn the US flag in front of the United Nations HQ in Gaza City last week

Mayhem and death with just one click

David Randall on the US film sparking riots around the world – and its YouTube genesis

Smoke rises over Camp Bastion after the Taliban attack. Prince Harry is a gunner on Apache helicopters at the base

Taliban attack on Harry base: 19 dead

Insurgents claim they were targeting the prince but Army says initial motive was revenge for US anti-Islamic film

Modern times: Ray Winstone, far left, and Ben Drew, far right, take over as the tough London coppers

You're nicked! The Sweeney is back

As the seminal Seventies cop show gets a cinematic update for the 21st century, David Randall recalls how the police drama broke as many barriers as it did villains' noses

David Randall: The Prince's New Clothes (26/08/12)

Never mind the quality, feel the width, said the nice young man to Holly-Jane, who tells all...

On trial: Gu Kailai, second left, and co-accused Zhang Xiaojun, second right

China ends silence on Gu murder case

Official news agency discloses vital details of Neil Heywood's killing

Long wait: The crowd packing the Olympic Stadium at Athens in 1896 eagerly anticipate a home marathon win

The first ever marathon – in tweets

As the runners get ready for today's endurance race, David Randall gives us a modern take on 1896

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us