Guy Adams

Guy Adams was The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent from 2008-2012.

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Directors William Faulkner,left, and Woody Allen, right

William vs Woody Allen as Faulkner estate sues director over two-line quote

Copyright action arising from a moment's dialogue in Midnight in Paris shows how carefully directors must tread

Fright night: New York gears up for Halloween, but fears are all in the mind

The Halloween poisoner has US in his grip

A new study casts doubt on an urban legend, but the myth of the deadly candy refuses to die

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are neck and neck as election day approaches

Stop calling this number! Why the US is sick of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

As the campaign for the presidency enters its final furlong, the voters are becoming inured to the constant appeals for votes – but with so much at stake, they show no sign of drying up

Lawyer Gloria Allred talks with reporters outside the court in Massachusetts yesterday

Mitt Romney denies he lied under oath to protect friend in divorce settlement

Romney is believed to have testified that Staples was in trouble with its shares worth under $2

Marina Volnova of Kazakhstan and America's Claressa Shields compete in the Olympics

All amateur fights are suspended after US boxing boss says all female fighters either abused or gay

Decision comes after USA Boxing keeps Hal Adonis on the board despite his inflammatory comments

Princess Sofia, star of the TV film Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

She's Disney's first 'Latina' princess: So what happened to the fairytale ending?

Studio embroiled in another diversity row amid claims new character is not Hispanic enough

What the voters say: Our panel reacts to last night's final presidential debate

Jake Duhaime, 28. Publicity and Special Projects manager, votes in Massachusetts

2008 – did not vote

2012 – plans to vote Romney

As someone who used to call Detroit home, it has been hysterical seeing both candidates discuss the auto industry, especially when they talk about jobs being shipped overseas. The thing I really marvel at, though is that Mitt Romney has not once, not ONCE, mentioned that earlier this year, government-owned Chevrolet pledged to spend $559 million to put its name on Manchester United's kit. That's 1,400 middle class jobs right there.
 

Romney wins battle for evangelical vote with blessing from Billy Graham

Mitt Romney notched up a key victory in the battle for America's powerful evangelical vote after the nation's most famous preacher, Billy Graham, published a series of newspaper adverts offering what amounts to an endorsement of the Republican's challenger's bid for the White House.

Mitt Romney on the campaign trail in Virginia last week

Young voters hold the key to victory

The Democrats are shifting their focus to the under-30s

Michael Brutsch, aka ‘Violentacrez’, told CNN he ‘had made mistakes’

Internet's biggest troll says sorry... 'to some degree'

Blogger behind 'jailbait' forum claims Reddit staff 'encouraged' him

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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'