Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.
Star Wars Episode 7 is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive
30 July 2014 10:50 PM
Bob Weinstein is among the Hollywood suits who have been working with Kodak to commit to long-term orders for film. Simon Usborne wonders what all the fuss is about
30 July 2014 12:00 AM
29 July 2014 12:00 AM
28 July 2014 10:14 PM
I long for a society in which it is socially acceptable to bathe in the buff
26 July 2014 12:00 AM
The way cycling has oiled the wheels of women's liberation in this country and in the US is well documented (go dig out that quote by Susan B Anthony, the American suffragette). Less so is the way it is still doing so elsewhere more than 100 years later.
Eric Cantona, Lady Gaga, and now Pamela Anderson: The famous faces visiting Julian Assange at his embassy lock-in
17 July 2014 10:00 PM
14 July 2014 11:48 AM
The British-born Amazonian cowboy gave it all up to devote his life to providing free healthcare for millions of uninsured Americans. Simon Usborne hears his extraordinary story
12 July 2014 12:00 AM
The joy of pro cycling is the way it rewards the viewer: the more you watch, the more you get it. Most intriguingly, you begin to understand its social complexity. In 2006, Fortune magazine offered a metaphor its readers could understand: "A stage race is less a sporting event than a commodities exchange on wheels. What appears to be a random mass of bicycles is really an orderly, complex web of shifting alliances, crossed with brutal competition, designed to keep or acquire the market's most valued currency: energy."
11 July 2014 06:41 PM
Simon Usborne hitches a lift in the NetApp-Endura car as the wild cards’ rider Jan Barta makes a break for London
09 July 2014 12:00 AM
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
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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