Joseph Charlton

Joseph Charlton is Media Advisor to Evgeny Lebedev and a comment writer for The Independent.

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Adam Thirlwell: an editor with subversive tendencies

Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell, book review: Still the next big thing

What Lurid & Cute lacks in plot, it often makes up for with stylistic brio

Evgeny Lebedev and Boris Johnson bedding down

Homeless Veterans appeal: London Mayor Boris Johnson sleeps rough to support our campaign

London Mayor and ‘The Independent’ owner Evgeny Lebedev spend a night on the streets to draw attention to campaign

The Knife review: Cutting-edge duo go out on a high

How do you kiss goodbye to 15 years of challenging, divisive sui generis electronica?

John Lynch and Gillian Anderson in The Fall

The Fall, BBC 2, TV review: Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson are brilliant, but this Northern Irish noir still dehumanises women

Cue the controversy, the critics, and the return of some righteous indignation

The duo's Channel 4 satire on modern policing, Babylon

Babylon, Channel 4 - review: A dizzying and sometimes incoherent comedy-drama

Babylon doesn’t appear to know what it really wants to be at the moment, all the best of luck to it

The trench connection: Graham Iles, William Iles, Pauline Wallace and Emma Sutton, relatives of young soldiers who fought in the First World War, featured in 'Teenage Tommies'

Teenage Tommies, BBC2 - TV review: The shocking tale of how Britain's boy soldiers were killed by their own side

If you're going to lay it on thick, a centenary Remembrance Day is not a bad time to do so. Replete with moving letters from the trenches, gut-wrenching stories of bereaved families, and a sentimental orchestral score, Teenage Tommies (BBC2) retold the stories of five adolescents sent over the top during the Great War.

Bette Midler: the Divine Miss M (BBC2)

Bette Midler: the Divine Miss M, BBC2 - TV review: Another promising series of Imagine...

Is the film too slavish to its subject? Probably. Is Midler worth it? Quite possibly

John Pasche (1970)

50 years of RCA design: David Bowie album covers, 'Big Brother' and Rolling Stones logos

Royal College of Art students have revolutionised graphic design. As a half century retrospective opens, they tell Joseph Charlton about creating works that captured the zeitgeist - and haggling with Mick Jagger

Nigel Farage on HIV: Why the Ukip leader's remarks may actively hinder treatment in the UK

One wonders what Farage's view of a 'quality' Britain would look like

Nicolas Anelka appears to make the 'la quenelle' gesture after scoring the first goal for West Brom in the 3-3 draw against West Ham

Nicolas Anelka gesture: With great footballing prowess comes great responsibility

The hearts of many are easily swayed by the actions of just a few talented athletes

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Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower