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
16 May 2015 06:45 PM
Back to black
09 May 2015 11:14 PM
Now feels like a good time to highlight a new venture that trades off the idea that everybody has a tale to tell
03 May 2015 12:00 AM
Always a dull moment
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.
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
- 1 JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group