Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.
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Thursday 30 May 2013
Mount Pleasant cottage in Ceinws is the only place where remains of April have been found
Tuesday 23 April 2013
It's one of the most memorable scenes in Hollywood comedy The Hangover, but for one Kansas woman, it became a reality.
Friday 29 March 2013
How people can humiliate themselves like this is beyond belief. Not that I'm ungrateful, obviously...
Monday 25 March 2013
One in ten will spend more than £5,000 on DIY this Easter
Equality activists outraged as Arizona considers banning transgender people from using public toilets not designated for their birth sex
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Proposal comes less than a month after the city of Phoenix passed a human rights ordinance prohibiting gender identity discrimination in public accommodations
Friday 15 March 2013
This weekend: stays to be won in London and Edinburgh
Oscar Pistorius 'twice called to interrupt innocent meeting between Reeva Steenkamp and her former long-term boyfriend in the days before her death'
Monday 11 March 2013
News comes after Pistorius' close friend revealed the Olympian is 'on the verge of suicide'
Sunday 10 March 2013
This stylish residence is the perfect base for a day at the races or a ramble in the Cotswolds, says James Litston
Sunday 03 March 2013
A welcome addition to Barcelona's B&Bs offers elegance and style in one of the city's oldest districts, says Sarah Gordon
Saturday 23 February 2013
Pistorius is ordered to hand over firearms and passports, avoid his home and all witnesses in the case, report to police twice a week and not to drink alcohol
Saturday 23 February 2013
Girl tells court she was repeatedly raped from age of 11 and forced to act as sex party 'hostess'
Thursday 21 February 2013
The Independent's Africa correspondent tweeted from the hearing
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Hilton Botha was confident when he set out the case against the runner. Then the cross-examination began
Tuesday 19 February 2013
A tearful funeral was held today for model and law school graduate Reeva Steenkamp, with mourners calling for a harsh penalty for her boyfriend, Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with her murder.
Friday 15 February 2013
Angry holidaymakers describe 'sauna of sewage' as they finally get off crippled US liner
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama