Memphis Barker

Memphis Barker is Assistant Editor at Independent Voices

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Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2's surprise new album at the iPhone 6 launch

Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes tell you what to think. Don't let them

These sites take the fun out of culture

A long way to go before we reach Dave Eggers's digital dystopia

Politicians are fighting to curb the excesses of life online

Courts around the world are starting to crack down on privacy issues online

Are we heading towards a digital dystopia where no secret is safe? It doesn't look like it

Fortunately for us, a world where sharing is compulsory is still a long way off

Migrants line up after disembarking from a navy ship in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo

What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

August in southern Italy is known darkly as 'boating season' - the peak period for migrants arriving in Sicily at the end of an often epic journey through Africa. Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe

Treat drunks and drug abusers just like anyone else

It would damage the NHS to bring in the idea of "deserving" and "undeserving" patients

A pep talk for any men worried about donating to a ‘lesbian’ sperm bank

Nearly half of Britain opposes same-sex parenting

James Franco: actor, artist.... poet? Not so much

The blurb suggests that Directing Herbert White recalls Frank O'Hara

Directing Herbert White by James Franco, book review: Clunky lines from Hollywood's poet laureate

Ultimately, as a work of art, the juice isn't worth the squeeze

The law is too hard on sexting teenagers

A blanket approach to young lust is leading to ludicrous prosecutions

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Secret politics of the weekly shop

The politics of the weekly shop

New app reveals political leanings of food companies
Beam me up, Scottie!

Beam me up, Scottie!

Celebrity Trekkies from Alex Salmond to Barack Obama
Beware Wet Paint: The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition

Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
Sanctuary for the suicidal

Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits