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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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

Hillary Clinton: 'At the time it didn’t seem like an issue'

Hillary Clinton email row: Former US Secretary of State says using private account a 'matter of convenience'

Ms Clinton will take the 'unprecedented step' of publishing all her personal work emails

The porn industry has been pounded by the rise of internet tube sites - has it now gone limp?

As a legion of adult stars - and their fans - gather in a Las Vegas casino for the AVN Awards, the annual 'Oscars of porn', Tim Walker asks how much longer the industry can continue to flesh out an existence
Bikram Choudhury, through his lawyers, has strongly denied the allegations

Bikram Choudhury: Indian yoga guru faces string of sexual assault lawsuits in US

His celebrity devotees include Madonna, David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney

Richard Dean Anderson in the original TV series, which ran for seven seasons from 1985-1992

MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

Those behind the idea want to inspire young women to take up science and engineering careers

Common and John Legend’s ‘Glory’ won the award for Best Original Song

Oscars 2015: Academy Award winners get political at the podium

From civil rights to gender equality, celebrities take the opportunity to talk up support for individual causes

Was everything awesome? Tegan Quin and Sara Quin of 'Tegan and Sara' and Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone of 'The Lonely Island' perform 'Everything Is Awesome' from The Lego Movie

Oscars 2015: Everything you need to know about what happened at the 87th Academy Awards

From Neil Patrick Harris' jokes falling flat to people protesting about pretty much everything - here are the main events from last night in Hollywood

The Alabama National Guard lines the route, federalised by President Johnson to protect the marchers

On the road to civil rights: Extraordinary images of the Selma march seen for the first time

As they marched 54 miles in five days, Dan Budnik was there every step of the way, bearing witness to the hopes and heroism of the Selma protesters. Now, half a century on, his extraordinary images are seen here for the first time
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War with Isis

Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria
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A spring in your step?

Scientists develop mechanical leg brace to help take a load off
Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
10 best compact cameras

A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?