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.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Colorado and Washington states have both legalised marijuana for recreational use

Archives from 1970s show Big Tobacco had high hopes for cannabis

Philip Morris considered entering the legal marijuana trade and was even promised 'good quality' cannabis by the Justice Department’s drug sciences chief

Hidden Cash mystery: Chaotic scenes in California as crowds seek free money left by unknown philanthropist in treasure hunt

@HiddenCash: ‘Social experiment’ leads to chaotic scenes in Los Angeles

Barack Obama under fire for secret Taliban talks to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today congratulated the US personnel who had worked to release a soldier held prisoner by the Afghan Taliban for almost five years.

A General Motors Chevrolet dealership in Royal Oak, Michigan

Fatal flaws slam US car industry into reverse

Faulty ignition, steering and brakes, disabled airbags ... GM has recalled 15.8m vehicles this year, but for some the measure comes too late

Movie tunes: John Powell

John Powell interview: ‘I sold myself to the Devil, just a bit’

Many British composers have made it big in Hollywood, but John Powell is currently the most influential. As a result, he has resources others can only dream of. But there’s a drawback, he tells Tim Walker

Rinda Sutrarhada (left) writes the names of victims of last week’s mass shooting in Isla Vista, California, on a memorial wall near the scene

Elliot Rodger killings: My son the mass killer

America’s lastest shooting spree leaves many more bereaved, none more so than the gunman’s parents. As others’ experiences show, Peter and Chin Rodger face hatred and a life wracked with guilt for their son’s actions

Ferrets were banned from the city in 1999 over fears they might spread rabies

Reverse ferret: Mayor of New York set to repeal ban

Campaigners say minor health risks are far outweighed by the lifestyle benefits

Edward Snowden during his interview with NBC’s Brian Williams in Moscow

Kerry calls on Snowden to 'man up' and face the people of America

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, yesterday urged Edward Snowden to “man up and come back to the United States”, after the whistle-blower had granted a wide-ranging television interview to a US network.

Postcard from... Los Angeles

If it weren’t for the arresting  sign, this nondescript building on Sunset Boulevard might well go unnoticed. But with a title like “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”, the small museum is nothing if not intriguing – even to those who don’t know of its links to Scientology.

Ralph Hall first ran for political office in 1949, and won his seat

Ralph Hall - the 91-year-old congressman gearing up for one final fight

He is only the fourth person to represent his Texan district since 1903

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference