Joseph Charlton

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

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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

Housing First: Good news for the homeless this Christmas

In one US State, homelessness may be about to become history

Sending homosexual delegates to Sochi doesn't begin to address Russia's gay rights crisis

Barack Obama gravely overlooks the unfolding HIV epidemic in Russia

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