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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Silent Vigil: Protestors before the scheduled execution of Russell Bucklew, later stayed by the Supreme Court

Firing squad or poison gas: America hunts for new death penalty

A botched lethal injection has led to a row that some say is a final nail in the coffin of capital punishment
Police are now looking into a YouTube video in which 22-year-old man, who names himself as Elliot Rodgers, threatens to take revenge against women for repeatedly rejecting him in a video entitled “Elliot Rodger’s retribution.

California drive-by shootings: Elliot Rodger kills six near Santa Barbara university

‘Hunger Games’ director’s son, 22, pledged ‘utter annihilation to those with a better life’

Stephen J Dubner (right) and Steven D Levitt, who have written 'Think Like A Freak', a follow up to 'Freakonomics'

Freakonomics authors Stephen J Dubner and Steven D Levitt reveal some of the 'magic' of their problem-solving techniques in new book

Think Like A Freak explains how the average non-economist might approach problems and is full of common-sense instructions

Isidro Garcia is accused of sexual
abuse and kidnapping

Woman missing for a decade and her alleged kidnapper were 'Mr and Mrs Normal,' claim police

25-year-old claims she was raped, beaten and impregnated by local man during a 10-year ordeal

Google’s Glass device is reportedly causing headaches among users

A pain in the Glass? Google warns its wearable device may cause headaches if used for long periods

Experts say the pain is probably occurring because the Glass display is in the least comfortable area of a humans field of vision

Postcard from... Los Angeles

 

Rahm Emanuel got the nickname ‘Rahmbo’ for his aggressive approach to politics

Diplomat reveals White House fury over Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is said to have harangued Norwegian envoy for ‘fawning’ over President

Postcard from... Los Angeles

 

Vulfpeck, based in Los Angeles, took advantage of the way the music service pays bands

The sound of silence: LA band raises $20,000 through Spotify without recording a note

A member of Vulfpeck says the royalties from the scheme will fund a tour of totally free gigs

The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, California cracks in the summer heat. The decade from 2001 to 2012 was the warmest on record in the United States

America’s wake-up call: ‘Climate change, once seen as issue for the future, has moved into present’

Heat waves, wildfires, torrential rains – the Obama administration warns the people of the United States, particularly those on the right, that climate change is already here, and it’s almost too late to act

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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

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

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

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
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
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
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

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
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried