Simmy Richman is Associate Editor of The Independent on Sunday's New Review magazine. He is also a writer and CD reviews editor for The Independent on Sunday
19 April 2015 12:00 AM
The internet is full of weird and wonderful things, but there are still times when a print magazine can teach new media a trick or two. Which is a long-winded way of drawing your attention to a publication called Soul & Spirit, which, for the past few years, has run a column by Derek Acorah called, I kid you not, “Pet Psychic”.
12 April 2015 12:00 AM
There is a key moment in While We’re Young, the Ben Stiller/Naomi Watts comedy (in cinemas now), when Stiller’s character first notices that hip twentysomethings are fetishising books, VHS videotapes, vinyl records and typewriters. “It’s like everything we threw out,” he says, “except it looks good.”
05 April 2015 12:00 AM
Of all the projects vying for donations through sites such as Kickstarter, the one that attracted the most column inches last week was an eye-catching plan to put an upmarket and healthy fried-chicken shop in the heart of Tottenham, north London.
29 March 2015 12:00 AM
“How Millennials Consume Content” might not be the most promising title for a report, but a recent OnePoll survey does reveal the surprising fact that people aged between 18 and 34 in the UK and the US overwhelmingly prefer reading books on paper (71 per cent) to electronic devices.
Irvin D Yalom interview: The grand old man of American psychiatry on what he has learnt about life (and death) in his still-flourishing career
25 March 2015 08:00 PM
15 March 2015 12:00 AM
The phrase “Every picture tells a story” is particularly true for the Sri Lankan-born artist and writer Roma Tearne.
08 March 2015 12:00 AM
Usually little more than a blight on the urban landscape, last week a billboard appeared that can be said to be both a force for change and a fiendishly clever work of art. The campaign to raise money for Women’s Aid – the “national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse” – urges passers-by to stop and stare at a video of a bruised woman. The longer they look, the more the progress bar at the bottom of the screen fills and the woman’s bruises vanish.
01 March 2015 12:00 AM
Tired of the same old political parties? Having second thoughts about your membership of the Greens? Ladies and gentlemen, it is this column’s proud duty to announce the launch of a new political force whose very presence will, in time, shake up the old order into a thousand pieces. I give you Dave Wasgij and the Wasgij Party, which will announce its arrival at a night called Stand Up for Comedy at the Comedy Pub in Piccadilly, central London, on 19 March.
28 February 2015 12:00 PM
Four tracks we spotted this week
22 February 2015 12:00 AM
The shoot was a comedy of errors from the start
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
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- 2 Donald Trump decides that Baltimore riots are Barack Obama's fault
- 3 X Factor in crisis as numbers of people auditioning plummets
- 4 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
- 5 Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV