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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Unless films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, pictured, can buck the trend, this summer could be the first in 13 years that not a single Hollywood blockbuster takes $300m

Hollywood targets Asian audiences as US films enjoy record-breaking run at Chinese box office

The world's second biggest movie market is fast becoming the Hollywood studios' most crucial, says Tim Walker

Alix Tichleman boasted of having more than 200 clients

Google executive died on yacht after prostitute gave him fatal dose of heroin, say police

Alix Tichelman has been charged with the manslaughter of Forrest Hayes aboard his 50-foot yacht

Postcard from... San Francisco

The Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Oakland, has almost always been thought of as the Golden Gate Bridge’s unlovely older sister.

How to reduce gun crime in California? Why not pay people not to shoot each other?

A mentoring scheme set up in Richmond, shows encouraging signs of success – using a cash incentive

The President was speaking at an Independence Day ceremony

'Welcome migrants to the US': Obama says change is 'central to our way of life'

As tens of thousands of migrant children continue to stream across the US-Mexican border into Texas, President Barack Obama said that welcoming new immigrants to the US is “central to our way of life.” Speaking at the White House at an Independence Day ceremony, honouring 25 servicemen and women who had achieved US citizenship after joining the country’s military, Mr Obama reiterated his calls for reform of US immigration policy, saying: “We have to fix our immigration system, which is broken.”

Robert Vijay Gupta has played 50 gigs for his Street Symphony project

Top violinist taking classical music behind bars and to the streets

Organisation founded by acclaimed soloist is breaking down barriers

Postcard from... Los Angeles

Watching this World Cup in the US has been a lot like watching earlier ones in England, as American fans have learnt to fear Germany, to despise Cristiano Ronaldo, and to drink large amounts of beer. In Brazil, Team USA’s travelling supporters have even been accused of rowdy behaviour.

The plight of California’s farmers is evident from this sign put up near an almond farm in Turlock, about 180km east of San Francisco

California drought: America’s golden state runs dry - and its farmers are struggling to survive

The state’s $45bn farming industry produces almost half the fruit and veg grown in the US, and plummeting yields mean consumers are beginning to feel the effects

Last year's Marshmallow War caused thousands of dollars of damage

American Independence Day 2014: California town to clamp down on the traditional Ocean Beach Marshmallow War

The annual custom has attracted thousands in recent years, with a child and an elderly person injured last year

Dejected USA fans following their team's defeat to Belgium

World Cup 2014: So Americans like football now? It was only a matter of time

The games in Brazil take place at a far more civilised hour for America than did recent tournaments in Europe, Africa or Asia

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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

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If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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