Enjoli Liston

Enjoli Liston is Deputy World News Editor of The Independent

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Bon Iver, Wembley Arena, London

A venue brimming with 12,000 people does not immediately appear to be the most suitable setting for a singer/songwriter who made his name with an album created in solitude, whilst holed up in a cabin in deepest Wisconsin.

New Hampshire: Voting takes 43 secs and the winner is... no one

If the US election race could be summed up by a single American town it would tiny Dixville Notch in New Hampshire, which became the first to announce its results yesterday – a tie.

Villagers, Borderline, London

The superstitious may be dreading next year, but for Dubliner Conor O’Brien and band, 2013 is already shaping up rather nicely.

High note: Alt-J on stage at Reading Festival 2012

Alt-J: the geeks in line for the top prize

With a debut album that's up for the Mercury Prize and a fast-selling tour, Alt-J are about to hit the big time. But it's far too early to compare them with Radiohead they say

Bestival, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

The British summer put in a brief appearance just in time to finish off the festival season at the last (but not least) of its major events – DJ Rob Da Bank’s annual Isle of Wight bonanza, Bestival.

Submarine commander Michael P Ward II faked death to end affair

A US Navy submarine commander who faked his own death to end an extra-marital affair has been relieved of his duties.

Lianne La Havas, Village Underground, London

Peddlers of hype would have people believe that singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas is very good at what she does. They would be wrong - she is exceptional.

Michael Jackson's pet tiger,
Thriller, has died of cancer

Michael Jackson's tiger Thriller dies (but Bubbles is going strong)

One of the stars of Michael Jackson's former Neverland Ranch home – his pet Bengal tiger, Thriller – has died from lung cancer.

USA Today staff to take unpaid leave

USA Today, America's second-biggest newspaper, has asked most of its staff to take week off without pay to save money. The measures come as the newspaper continues to struggle to sell advertising space and is the latest in a series of cost-cutting initiatives in recent years.

'Arc' hopes to forecast the future, as seen in 'The Fifth Element'

New Scientist's new digital magazine combines science-fiction and futurology

When it comes to forecasting the future, science fiction has not been the most precise medium. Arthur C Clarke may have successfully predicted our network of geostationary communications satellites and H G Wells foresaw world wars. But if we lived in Geoffrey Hoyle's vision of today, as predicted in his 1972 children's book, 2010: Living in the Future, then we would all be wearing jumpsuits and have new cars delivered in tubes of liquid.

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