Rebecca Armstrong is features editor for The Independent..
13 February 2013 07:28 PM
We've learnt a new word. Affenpinscher. Sounds great, right? It’s also nice to say, with a satisfying mouthfeel. But what on earth is it?
12 February 2013 07:37 PM
Oh Jodie, love. While we would defend anyone’s right to cover themselves with eclectic tattoos, dye their hair nuclear scarlet and get into spats with Katie Price, she has made something of a slip-up when it comes to branding. Marsh has released a weight-loss aid called – wait for it – Semtex. Like the plastic explosive used by the IRA.
11 February 2013 12:35 PM
In the last fortnight Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' and 'Anne of Green Gables' have had their covers sexed-up to try and appeal to new audiences
06 February 2013 09:05 PM
Since Disney snapped up the Star Wars franchise, the web has been awash with speculation about what it’s going to do with its new, money-spinning plaything.
04 February 2013 04:04 PM
It’s not quite the day the music died, but it is the week that Harrods killed off its piano department after 118 years. And while the Knightsbridge emporium wouldn’t be the first port of call for every would-be pianist in the market for a new instrument (“would madam care for an elephant with that Bechstein?”), the fact that it is closing its piano store’s doors is indicative of a wider trend.
03 February 2013 07:19 PM
In a world of almost-instant downloads, having to wait to get to the end of something feels novel
29 January 2013 03:43 PM
Fasting makes for skimpy conversation, so try out the 5:2 diet if you must, but please leave the rest of us in peace
23 January 2013 07:17 PM
You can't open a glossy magazine or go near a high-street store without realising that the spring/summer 2013 look is black and white all over. Monochrome was everywhere on the catwalks (see Marc Jacobs' take, pictured), and now Zara, H&M and co are packed to the rafters with the stuff.
14 January 2013 05:23 PM
“Oh my god! Honestly, I’ve come out with my friend Ayda, we’re new mums, we’ve literally come out for a night out,” Adele told the audience on Sunday, at full Bond-diva volume, after collecting her Golden Globe for Skyfall.
13 January 2013 08:51 PM
I was staying near the Welsh town where Pritchard has his real-life business. Maybe I could just pop in and see if reality matched reality TV...
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 3 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it
- 5 Dead woman's body found sitting in a car after six years after direct debits ran $54,000 bank account dry