Tim Walker

Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.

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A Napa Valley vintner killed an investor and himself at the bloody climax of a bitter financial dispute

Napa Valley wine merchant shoots dead investor over $1.2m financial dispute before turning gun on himself

Struggling vintner Robert Dahl had a history of fraud, and had spent time in prison for swindling and theft

Robert Durst murder arrest: Billionaire transferred to secure mental health facility

Police in California also want to speak to the real estate scion about the death of a teenage girl

Former Republican presidential contender and the former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield

Mitt Romney vs Evander Holyfield: One-time Republican presidential hopeful to take on former heavyweight champion in charity boxing match

'It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,' said Mr Romney of the clash

A scene from the movie 'Get Hard'

Get Hard: New Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy accused of racism and homophobia

Critic: "It played pretty well, as comedies tend to do at festivals – even if they’re as bad as Get Hard"

Real estate heir Robert Durst outside a New York court in 2014 during a trespass trial

Robert Durst: Three decades, three murders, one suspect, no conviction – until he confessed on camera

American property scion appeared to confess to the crimes at the climax of an HBO documentary

Ellen Pao claims she was excluded from meetings because ‘women kill the buzz’

Low-tech sexism in America's high-tech heartland sees $16m gender discrimination court case

An unfair dismissal case highlights Silicon Valley’s gender imbalance, from all-male activities and porn banter to pressure to have a relationship

Disney’s flying baby elephant is set to return in live-action format

Disney's upcoming prequels, sequels and spin-offs promise a bumper year for the House of Mouse

After announcing its plans for a second Frozen movie last week, the company's shares rose by more than 4%

Postcard from... Bombay Beach

Bombay Beach sounds like an idyllic getaway – and once, perhaps, it was. This small town is situated on the eastern shore of the Salton Sea, a Southern California lake formed in the early 20th century, when engineers temporarily diverted water from the Colorado river into the Salton Basin.

Actor/host James Corden puts up his own billboard for CBS Television Network's

James Corden gets ready to begin hosting The Late Late Show, but do Americans know who he is?

Comedian's debut as host of a TV chat show is looming. Tim Walker wonders whether the US will turn on

Julianne Moore and co-director Richard Glatzer, standing, on the set during the filming of ‘Still Alice’ in New York

Richard Glatzer: Inspirational director of ‘Still Alice’ dies aged 63

Glatzer, who suffered from ALS – also known as Motor Neuron Disease

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But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
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Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
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From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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