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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Michael Brown shooting: Governor declares state of emergency in Missouri ahead of grand jury verdict on police officer Darren Wilson

The St Louis suburb drew the world’s attention with violent clashes between police and protesters in the days after the shooting

High-flyer: 'Big Hero 6'

Big Hero 6: Disney's Japanese superheroes

Disney's latest movie is an anime-inspired Marvel adaptation set in the fictional San Fransokyo. Tim Walker meets the brains behind it
Trending: Flip-phones

Flip-phones: Get ready for the return of a most unfashionable device

Forget smart-tech. Tim Walker makes an open-and-shut case for the cool-again clamshell
American surfer Dorian Paskowitz, 86, was the eccentric patriarch of America’s “First Family of Surfing”

Surfing patriarch Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz dies

Eccentric patriarch of America's 'First Family of Surfing' died this week

Speaking during a trip to Burma, President Obama said reform of the US immigration system was “way overdue”

Obama risks political storm as he vows to press ahead with immigration reform

President Obama said reform of the US immigration system was 'way overdue'

Entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby drugged and raped me, claims former teen model

Barbara Bowman also claims the TV star allegedly pinned her to his hotel bed and made to remove his trousers during another incident

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014.

US and China agree 'historic' climate change deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping met after the Apec summit

Senator Jim Inhofe believes God will determine the Earth’s climate, not human beings

Zealot of US climate change sceptics Jim Inhofe to determine environmental policy

US environmental policy is in line to handed to senator who says God, not people, changes the climate

Taylor Swift has spent years in the spotlight

Taylor Swift: The scourge of Spotify

The mega-selling star has emerged as the unlikely leader of the campaign to make pop music pay once more

Rob O'Neill: US Navy Seal who shot Osama Bin Laden outed

One of Navy Seals involved in the mission in Pakistan in 2011 receives warning from military authorities after threatening to break ranks - disgruntled by loss of benefits - to discuss operation on television

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?