Guy Adams

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

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There's little to show for $15m – just broken promises

Wyclef Jean spoke passionately about the failures of established aid agencies

Millepied says: 'The exhilarating quality of moving in space is what animated me as a kid - and still does today'

Lord of the dance: Benjamin Millepied on ballet companies and tabloid intrusions

Director, dancer, entrepreneur… is there anything Benjamin Millepied can't do? Guy Adams meets a cultural polymath for our times (oh, and he's Mr Natalie Portman, too)

Lance Armstrong's superhero status appears intact as as preparations for glamorous fundraiser continue

There is little sign, from the stiff yellow invitations currently atop some the smartest mantelpieces in Texas, that Lance Armstrong's superhero status has been even slightly diminished.

Governor's gaffe directs meningitis hotline callers to phone-sex service

Citizens of Florida who fear they may have contracted a deadly strain of meningitis found themselves telephoning a sexually explicit adult chat-line yesterday, after the State's Governor, Rick Scott, misread a phone number set up by Department of Health to deal with the outbreak.

Cerebrospinal fluid of three confirmed meningitis cases in Minnesota

US meningitis deaths: pharmacy firms plan voluntary shutdown

Two pharmacy companies in the Boston area plan to cease operations as a “precautionary move” after an outbreak of meningitis linked to tainted medication killed 12 people.

'Les Ameriques' by Kermit Oliver. Each scarf takes almost a year to complete

Scarf ace: The Waco postman who designs for Hermès

Kermit Oliver is considered one of the French company's most important creative assets

Paul Broun: The Republican helps shape US government policy on science

Republican Congressman says evolution is 'lie from hell'

Planet Earth is "about 9,000 years old," and the study of evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang Theory is based on "lies straight from the pit of hell," according to a Congressman responsible for crafting US government policy on science and technology.

Fuel costs have doubled under Obama

California petrol 'crisis' lets Romney stay on the offensive

Rising prices play to challenger's claim that fuel costs have doubled under Obama

Hazing: When rites of passage go wrong

The rituals are a fact of life for American students newly enrolled at college. But was the ‘alcohol enema’ inflicted on one hapless freshman a prank too far?

Plot thickens in Canada's maple syrup raids

A shipment of maple syrup was given a police escort across Eastern Canada after being seized by detectives investigating the theft of about 10 per cent of Quebec's "strategic syrup reserve".

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