Michael Bywater is a writer and broadcaster. He was a long-running columnist for the Independent on Sunday and his books include Lost Worlds (2004) and Big Babies (2006).
19 April 2013 06:02 PM
If you can’t weep at a funeral, even a funeral of such pomp and vainglory as this one, when can you weep? Yet Osborne's tears for Thatcher continue to bemuse us
01 March 2013 07:12 PM
Rats have demonstrated the first signs of telepathy
24 February 2013 07:50 PM
Michael Bywater pays tribute to Ray Cusick, who died last week, and his invention of a quintessentially British baddie
Michael Bywater: The Etch a Sketch was infinitely worse at something all of us can do, but millions were sold
04 February 2013 12:00 AM
The beastly thing had a strange, clairvoyant significance
12 January 2013 12:00 AM
In Cambodia, 'orphanage tourism' has become the norm. Michael Bywater reports on his personal connection to a new approach which favours reuniting children with their families over foreign adoptions.
11 January 2013 07:07 PM
Now the chains are falling, one by one, we uneasily mourn them, like an unappealing aunt we never visited nor cared about while she lived.
27 July 2012 08:00 PM
Every athlete wants to beat the record, but in our own lives that ideal is a fallacy, not the solution
07 July 2012 12:00 AM
This masterly work of fiction illuminates the music, and magic, of the bagpipes
06 July 2012 08:00 PM
The problem is that science is hard. It’s not like the humanities where anyone can have a go
23 June 2012 12:00 AM
Slobber bar, rip entry, fartlek, whipping area... just some of the weird and wonderful jargon you'll hear commentators using during the Games. Michael Bywater translates the terminology.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party