Oscar Quine

Oscar Quine is a writer, reporter and editorial assistant across The Independent titles.

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RuPaul interview: The drag star on being inspired by Bowie, never fitting in, and saying the first thing that comes into your head

RuPaul is best-known in the UK for his reality TV show 'Ru- Paul's Drag Race', and has released three albums, modelled, written an autobiography and presented a chat show

Joan Armatrading interview: The singer-songwriter on performing with her eyes closed, studying for a degree, and flying a helicopter

Armatrading­, 64, is an award-winning singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose hits include 'Love and Affection' and 'Drop the Pilot'

Barbara Richardson near her Lancashire home, where the prospect of fracking has mobilised her

From HS2 and fracking to Heathrow's third runway, meet the new face of protest in the UK

Not everyone is a natural protester. So what's it like to abandon the quiet life and take up the struggle? Oscar Quine talks to four unlikely placard-wavers

10 best men's graphic print t-shirts

From bold pieces by up-and-coming designers to stand-out prints on the high street, we found t-shirts to talk about

A bedroom at the Greyhound

The Greyhound on the Test, Hampshire: Fishing and walking around a Michelin Pub of the Year

A small hotel in Hampshire was named Michelin's Pub of the Year. Oscar Quine settled into its new bedrooms

Georg Baselitz interview: The German painter on the art world's jokers, being a pessimist, and 'dirty work-trouser' days

Baselitz's first exhibition of paintings was seized by the public prosecutor on grounds of indecency. This notoriety was later reinforced with his trademark upsidedown paintings

Michael Dobbs: The Tory peer and creator of 'House of Cards'

Michael Dobbs: The Tory peer on 'House of Cards', where Margaret Thatcher went wrong, and having a Labour-supporting son

'Election night was one of the most exciting nights of my political life'

Lammy says: 'I've made the journey from Broadwater Farm to the boardroom - in a way, that’s only possible in this city'

David Lammy interview: Could the MP's rootedness prove decisive in his bid to become Mayor of London?

David Lammy was touched by the 7/7 attacks in a way that only deepened his connection to the city he grew up in

Candace Bushnell interview: The Sex and the City creator on dating for over-forties, and why we may not have seen the last of Carrie

Bushnell's column for The New York Observer was adapted into a bestselling anthology that went on to form the basis of the TV series and two hit movies

Ping Pong Gineteria

Hong Kong's Sai Ying Pun district: Eating, drinking and the rise of PoHo

Soaring rents have pushed the city's young creatives out to Sai Ying Pun. Oscar Quine sets off to explore the district

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen