Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh contributes columns to the paper as well as writing features, interviews and restaurant reviews. He has been editor of The Independent Magazine, literary editor of the Sunday Times and features editor of the London Evening Standard.
11 March 2014 12:00 AM
Novelists say they must write snappier first lines in order to grip today's distracted readers. But the classics can teach us a thing or two about arresting openings, says John Walsh
08 March 2014 12:00 AM
A few summers ago, the weirdest pop-up restaurant in London popped up on the roof of a car park. Frank’s Café, as it was called, was the invention of the Hannah Barry Gallery in Peckham. They commissioned a temporary wooden pavilion from the architects Lettice Drake and Paloma Gormley (Antony’s daughter) to go on the roof of Peckham’s multi-storey car park, alongside a sculpture exhibition called Bold Tendencies.
05 March 2014 07:50 PM
How will a government assess whether a house has tipped into the £2m bracket?
Iggy Pop was a punk before punk was invented but now the master revivalist is set to take a regular BBC Radio 6Music slot
28 February 2014 07:03 PM
The wildest of rock’s wild men, the drug fiend’s drug fiend is to be a DJ
Jones & Sons, restaurant review: You'll be more impressed by the charm than the cooking at this theatrical venue
22 February 2014 12:00 AM
Pitched at the cusp of Kingsland Road and Stoke Newington High Street, bounded to the south by Dalston Junction and to the west by Hackney Downs, Jones & Sons is a new eating house in a groovy part of norf-east London.
19 February 2014 07:00 PM
School children will assume Marie Antoinette wore Manolo Blahniks and Kennedy was shot by the FBI
19 February 2014 12:00 AM
A French restaurant critic has leaked details of next week's Michelin awards, accusing the guide of losing the plot. But ratings are worth the foodie fallouts, says John Walsh
08 February 2014 12:00 AM
I remember being baffled by a London Transport advertisement from my teenage years, encouraging people to use buses. It appeared on hoardings and bus shelters all over the metropolis, and showed a wretched-looking couple shielding themselves from a downpour at a bus stop while, in the distance, the Number 74 (or whatever) hove into view, lights blazing and driver beaming. The message on the poster read: 'A Welcome Sight on a Dark Night!'.
04 February 2014 12:00 AM
Former altar boy John Walsh explains just what it is the lapsed are returning to
29 January 2014 05:05 PM
Without recognising it, Oxford scientists appear to have located the consience
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more