Donald MacInnes writes Tales from the Water Cooler, which can be found every Saturday on page 2 of i. And, although a financial near-imbecile, he writes a weekly column in The Independent’s Money section, also on Saturdays. He writes regularly on a broad range of subjects in i’s Freeview section and occasionally fills in on Simon Kelner’s daily column when emotionally up to it. @DonaldAMacInnes
09 November 2013 01:49 PM
Much excitement among the dweebs this week, with the news that – in what has been labelled The X-Wing Factor (by me, principally) – Disney is to hold open auditions for the new Star Wars movie.
08 November 2013 09:00 PM
In The Red
02 November 2013 10:13 PM
01 November 2013 07:00 PM
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25 October 2013 10:15 PM
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25 October 2013 06:59 PM
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18 October 2013 08:30 PM
Last week I presented you with a lovingly conceived, hand-crafted essay dealing with what I regarded as being the best deal ever struck in business - the one which saw snot-nosed up-and-coming director George Lucas refuse a handsome salary to direct Star Wars, in return for the merchandising rights and total control over any future sequels. Although 20th Century Fox has made a geyser of cash from the space film, Lucas walked away with some $7.3bn (£4.5bn), most of which would have gone into the studio's savings account had it not been done up like a kipper by Lucas.
18 October 2013 05:36 PM
Thoroughbred Frankel has proved quite the stud
11 October 2013 06:30 PM
In the Red
11 October 2013 06:03 PM
The dunces of this world need an orator to stand up for them
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 4 Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Kate Middleton
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'