Michelle Obama's style choices can make or break a label. But she's not the only one. Harriet Walker on a visit that's frocking the world
Am I imagining things, or has the world been taken over by kids' fantasy icons?
We're off to Chesil Beach for a mini-break.
A former paratrooper claims he suffered sustained panic attacks and post-traumatic stress after being waterboarded for a scene in a new film by Ken Loach. Trevor Williams said he was strapped to a bench press, had his feet elevated, hands tied and face covered with a rag while experiencing "simulated drowning" for a total of 80 seconds, halting only when he gave small thumb signals to the crew.
To most eight-year-old boys, the idea of a sartorial dilemma is whether or not to change tops after a Heinz spaghetti spillage. Spare a thought, therefore, for Romeo Beckham, who must now get up every morning knowing that he has to live up to his billing as one of Britain's best-dressed "men".
Brian Rix was once asked if he was dismayed that, after all these years of heroic trouser-dropping for England, in any word-association game the term "farce" would still trigger the response "French". Not that our knowledge of Gallic ooh-la-la is particularly deep. But the admirable Orange Tree has unearthed several rarities in this rich seam. Now, just as the Old Vic revive the Feydeau classic, A Flea in Her Ear, Sam Walters directs a highly entertaining production of Once Bitten, a spiritedly witty adaptation by Reggie Oliver of a pre-Feydeau farce from 1875 by Alfred Hennequin and Alfred Delacour.
Japanese media is reporting that players on the national football team are threatening to boycott international friendlies if they aren't given more money.
A Cambridge lecturer on the sit-in at his university
If food and fashion appear to be – for myriad and obvious reasons – unlikely bedfellows, their relationship is currently enjoying what might not unreasonably be described as a moment.
Gallery unveils a 'gothic' portrait of Isabella Blow
Next month marks the return of London Fashion Week, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. The Independent Onine has taken a look through the archives to bring you the fashion event's highs and the lows.
Gerard Gilbert can't wait for his return...
Identity of 'Brother Sharp' – dubbed China's coolest man – remains a mystery
Supermodel Naomi Campbell looked to have avoided facing another assault charge today after being accused of hitting her driver in New York.
Actress Brittany Murphy's post mortem report details how pneumonia, severe anaemia and prescription medications killed the 8 Mile actress.