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.
17 December 2014 12:00 AM
Food trucks fill three whole city blocks in Ottawa at a festival to celebrate a single local speciality. In the UK we would call it what it is: chips, cheese and gravy. But in bilingual Canada this fast-food favourite has a French name: Poutine.
16 December 2014 11:57 PM
The group warned that people should stay away from places where 'The Interview' will be shown
15 December 2014 06:11 PM
Historic tidal patterns suggests raft used in infamous 1962 prison break never made land
Grim second life of the 'breastaurant': The oft-loathed sector is booming in the States thanks to Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt
12 December 2014 06:30 PM
07 December 2014 01:15 PM
Needless to say, the President's day out with his future First Lady, perusing the cultural sites of Chicago, was a success. They married in 1992
05 December 2014 06:10 PM
When the US elected its first black president six years ago many liberals hailed Barack Obama’s entry to the White House as the beginning of a post-racial society. However, Tim Walker discovers that little has changed
05 December 2014 05:52 PM
Lawyer claimed Tommy, a 40ish year-old chimp, was so similar to humans that he and his species deserved basic human rights.
Eric Garner 'chokehold' death: History repeats itself as another grand jury decides not to indict police officer involved in killing of unarmed black man
04 December 2014 07:29 PM
In July, Eric Garner died in New York after a police officer restrained him in a chokehold. The whole incident was filmed. But, like in the similar case in Ferguson, Missouri, the officer won’t be charged
Bill Cosby allegations: Lawyer representing three women claiming sexual assault says she has 'lost count' of number of alleged victims
04 December 2014 12:42 AM
Three women retold their stories of alleged sexual assault at a press conference
03 December 2014 06:45 PM
Mr Panetti was first diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic by army doctors in 1978
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 New route to Mars could make manned mission much cheaper and easier