Will Dean is Editor of The Independent Magazine
Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: a Tale of Three Cities, TV review: This whirl through Vienna's past was an artful start to a promising triple-bill
21 August 2014 12:00 AM
Gawd, there's a load of rubbish on at the moment isn't there? Thank goodness once more, then, for BBC4, TV's verbose uncle with ephemera to divulge and an hour in which to do it while everyone else watches The Great British Bake Off.
100-Year-Old Drivers, TV review: This wryly amusing look at mature motorists bypasses some bigger issues
14 August 2014 12:00 AM
It makes a difference if you can walk to the shops or not. Design a town around people walking and you'll design a happier, healthier community. Follow the model of suburban town planning over the past 60 years and you create areas entirely dependent on being able to drive a car to go and get a pint of milk. Or need someone else to go and get you one.
06 August 2014 11:00 PM
In a more innocent age, the very notion of a celebrity being in jail was enough to trigger hysteria. Phil Spector! Pete Doherty! Paris Hilton!
06 August 2014 03:57 PM
With just over a week to go until the start of the new season, here are the crucial pieces of kit and training aides to get you match-ready
30 July 2014 11:00 PM
A slight confession. I missed the beginning of The Mimic (Channel 4) when it returned a fortnight ago. That was because it returned on the same night as Veep and Silicon Valley on Sky Atlantic, and, like the rest of the global media elite, I take my commands from Rupert Murdoch, or at least from one of his underlings.
24 July 2014 12:44 PM
The world has just heard the latest from Edward Snowden. Holed up in a Moscow hotel room, he told The Guardian his thoughts on the security services and surveillance and his bizarre new existence in Russia. His story, it goes without saying, is one to test the imagination of even the most creative writer.
The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, BBC2 - TV review: There's nothing boring about this look at the tunnel beneath the Thames
24 July 2014 12:00 AM
The London Underground can be quite a nauseating place at the best of times. If you're not shoved up against the sweaty posterior of a fellow traveller, you can be dodging the subterranean vomit of a weekend drunk. That's fairly par for the course, the cost of getting around a chaotic city. Well, the cost apart from the actual, wildly expensive, cost.
16 July 2014 11:00 PM
The trouble with a well-directed satire is that, often, its targets become its biggest fans.
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap By Matt Taibbi - book review: Rich pickings in a captivating tale of two Americas
15 July 2014 12:00 AM
In Michael Lewis's latest inevitable bestseller, Flash Boys, Lewis tells the sorry tale of Sergey Aleynikov, a talented programmer who was pretty much the only person on Wall Street to go to prison in the wake of the great crash. Aleynikov, Lewis reveals, was helped into custody by former employees Goldman Sachs for emailing himself computer code. His sentence was overturned.
14 July 2014 07:56 PM
They’re going to rule football for a generation, so we’d better get to know the world champions, says Will Dean
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 'does not see a 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 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist