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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Brothers of Walter Scott, Rodney Scott (L) Anthony Scott (R) appear at a news conference in Charleston after the shooting

Walter Scott shooting: Shocking footage – of grimly familiar racism

There has been a spate of white police officers shooting dead unarmed black men in America in recent months

Barton and her mother, Nuala, at the opening of The Mischa Barton Boutique in London in 2012

Mischa Barton sues 'scheming' own mother and former manager for $25m amid claims she lied to the actress about her earnings

Nuala Barton allegedly controlled her daughter's finances and allotted her a 'sporadic' allowance 'at her sole discretion'

Ferguson election: St Louis suburb elects two new black councillors months after Michael Brown shooting

Election brings number of black councillors up to three in a six-member council

Rahm Emanuel wins second term as Chicago mayor: Former Obama aide beats Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia

Emanuel's run-off with fellow Democrat Garcia was the first of its kind in two decades

Postcard from... Los Angeles

Wednesday night is curry and darts night at The Lost Knight, a new, self-described “British Pub” in the Echo Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. So far, so authentic. But spend more than a few minutes at the bar in this ersatz-English drinking establishment, and you’ll start to spot the Americanised details. Not many London locals have valet parking, do they?

Sen McCain: 'I have never been more concerned about the security of this nation'

John McCain to run for sixth term in the US Senate because he is 'just getting started'

The former Republican presidential nominee will be 80 years old by the time of next year's election

The stark contrast between watered lawns and brown hillside in San Diego

California water shortage: One drought for the rich and another for everyone else as Golden State goes brown again

New rules calling for a 25 per cent cut in urban water use look set to deepen long-standing divisions between the wealthy and the less well-off

Trevor Noah is the next host of The Daily Show

Trevor Noah: All the way from Soweto to the very biggest gig in comedy

The man chosen to succeed Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show' is walking into a political and racial minefield

Will Ferrell is among the stars whose agents have jumped ship

'Theft' of A-list clients sparks Hollywood talent agency battle

It is thought to be the biggest defection in Hollywood history

The death row that ran out of cells

California takes so long to execute condemned prisoners that it's run out of room. Tim Walker hears from relatives who face the longest goodbye

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
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Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?