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.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State
- 3 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
- 4 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 5 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'