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.
15 June 2014 11:01 PM
US President Barack Obama has criticised climate change deniers in Congress while challenging young people to change the “status quo” on global warming, during an address on Saturday to the graduating class of the University of California, Irvine.
15 June 2014 08:18 PM
Donald Trump said he had received tweets and letters in support of his huge new sign
13 June 2014 05:49 PM
Coca-Cola could face a trial over allegations of false advertising, after the US Supreme Court said the company sought to “mislead and trick consumers” by labelling as pomegranate-blueberry juice a product that contains just 0.5 per cent pomegranates and blueberries combined.
12 June 2014 06:49 PM
The apparently glamorous roles come with strict conditions and humiliating tasks
11 June 2014 12:00 AM
Just off a picturesque road between two multimillion-dollar properties in the Idaho resort of Sun Valley are the remains of the world’s oldest surviving ski-lift.
08 June 2014 12:00 AM
07 June 2014 12:00 AM
If you want to know what LA’s Echo Park area was like 20 years ago, there’s a 1993 film called Mi Vida Loca that supposedly captures the mood. Its protagonists are two female gang members, and one of its climactic events is a shooting outside a local convenience store called El Batey No 2. Until not too long ago the neighbourhood was almost entirely Latino. Today many former residents have been priced out, and most of the new ones are white and wealthy.
06 June 2014 06:06 PM
There were celebrations in Hailey, Idaho today, as this town of 8,000 people a few miles from the famous Sun Valley ski resort marked high school graduation day with a “Hometown Carnival”. But there will be no such celebration for one young man who calls Hailey his hometown: this week, organisers called off a welcome home parade for 28-year-old Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier released by the Taliban in Afghanistan last Saturday after five years as a prisoner of war.
03 June 2014 07:35 PM
First soccer scored, now the US is hosting a national season-long one-day league
03 June 2014 07:29 PM
Philip Morris considered entering the legal marijuana trade and was even promised 'good quality' cannabis by the Justice Department’s drug sciences chief
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist