Agenda: Ping Pong; Tatty Devine; Bright Light Bright Light; 'Book of Mormon'; 'Road to Valour'; Wahaca Southbank Experiment


Fashion: Let the fun and Games begin...

It might not be the first event that springs to mind when you think of the Olympics, but the ping-pong tournament promises to be mesmerisingly great this summer. Get in the spirit of things with the British documentary Ping Pong, released this weekend and featuring octogenarian players and aficionados of the sport. Why not spruce up your suit while you're at it, with a pair of Tatty Devine's cufflinks, each shaped like a cutesy whiff-whaff racket? £30,;

Face to watch: Bright Light Bright Light

Radiant, indeed, is this Welsh singer-songwriter, whose swooningly euphoric electro-pop is worthy of every Pet Shop Boys comparison coming his way. Check out debut album Make Me Believe in Hope, available on Blue Team/Aztec

Lexpionage: Jukepox, n.

A creative virus, resulting from a lack of originality and infecting both the music and theatrical industries, which causes band back-catalogues to be repurposed as nonsensical stage narratives

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Jonathan Ross, Jessie J, Paul Daniels, Judd Apatow

1. Andy Scott Lee!! Perfect.

2. I am starting to hold on to newspapers, thinking I will get around to reading them. Hoarding has begun. But I will read them. When I can.

3. Do ants have hearts tongues or teeth? Lol

4. Good morning world. All together now... "I'm singing in the rain..." A cuppa then I am going to play in the mud

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch: Soho Stories

the national trust gets out of the tearoom and takes a walk on the wild side with this new guide to the debauched London district, introduced by comic Barry Cryer and featuring contributions from the likes of Molly Parkin, Felix Dennis and our own Janet Street-Porter. Free from iTunes store and Android Marketplace

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

Theatre: 'Book of Mormon'

Praise be for the London transfer of this musical satire from South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Booking for the 2013 run begins officially on 1 September, but you can bag a preview from

Books: 'Road to Valour'

As the Tour de France proper gets going today, here's a startling, sparkling chronicle of two-time winner Gino Bartali, who was also the Schindler of the cycling world during the Second World War. £20, W&N

Food: Wahaca Southbank Experiment

Thomasina Miers' Mexican chain is spicing things up with the launch of this riverside pop-up, housed in shipping crates and with new dishes inspired by the LA street food scene.


A model of a Neanderthal man on display at the National Museum of Prehistory in Dordogne, France
Dawkins: 'There’s a very interesting reason why a prince could not turn into a frog – it's statistically too improbable'
newsThat's Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome
Arts and Entertainment
Eye of the beholder? 'Concrete lasagne' Preston bus station
architectureWhich monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
Life and Style
ebooksA superb mix of recipes serving up the freshest of local produce in a delicious range of styles
Life and Style
ebooksFrom the lifespan of a slug to the distance to the Sun: answers to 500 questions from readers
Arts and Entertainment
Life and Style
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first online sale
techDespite a host of other online auction sites and fierce competition from Amazon, eBay is still the most popular e-commerce site in the UK
Arts and Entertainment
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Fashion

    Quantitative Analyst (Financial Services, Graduate, SQL, VBA)

    £45000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Quantitative Analyst (Financial Services, ...

    Application Support Engineer (C++, .NET, VB, Perl, Bash, SQL)

    Negotiable: Harrington Starr: Application Support Engineer (C++, .NET, VB, Per...

    C# .NET Software Developer (Client-Side, SQL, VB6, WinForms)

    Negotiable: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Software Developer (Client-Side, SQL, VB...

    C# Developer (Genetic Algorithms, .NET 4.5, TDD, SQL, AI)

    £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...

    Day In a Page

    Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

    We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

    Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
    Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

    Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

    Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
    Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

    The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

    Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
    Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

    Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

    Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
    eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

    eBay's enduring appeal

    The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
    Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

    'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

    Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
    Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

    Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

    Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
    Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

    Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

    After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
    Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

    Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

    After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
    Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

    Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

    Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
    7 best quadcopters and drones

    Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

    From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
    Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

    Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

    The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
    Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

    Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

    British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
    Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

    A descent into madness in America's heartlands

    David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
    BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

    BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

    Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home