Celebrity sex scandals

This week, chat show star David Letterman shocked his audience when he revealed he had slept with female employees, and as a result had been blackmailed for 2 million dollars.

Life Support: How to cope with embarrassment

Essential skills for the modern World

Bandit Roads, By Richard Grant

Many of us may agree with Richard Grant in his lack of interest in "sports, celebrities, electronic gadgets, the chatter of the culture", but few would go for his chosen alternative of a spell in Mexico's drug-infested Sierra Madre range, described by one visitor as "a fucking Wild West... right on America's back doorstep".

Rich and famous targeted by thieves

Being constantly in the public eye makes celebrities an attractive target for burglars and muggers.

Martin Hickman: Mitshubishi - Selling bluefin will save it

Debate is swirling over the endangered bluefin. Nobu, the Japanese restaurant chain, has angered its celebrity customers by keeping it on the menu.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/11/the-life-brow-3.html" target="new">The Life Browser: On The Celeb Trail</a>

Not content to sit back and let Obama make history on his own; the ‘slebs are still on the campaign trail offering encouragement and endorsements galore.

The Carbon Trust

In "Spare me the lectures from celebs" (18 August), Tanya Gold said: "The Carbon Trust pointed out that Travolta's carbon footprint is 100 times that of the average Briton." In fact, we had used Carbon Trust figures for the "average Briton" but The Carbon Trust works with organisations to reduce emissions and develop commercial low-carbon technologies and does not comment on an individual's footprint.

Dom Bernard Orchard

Monk and twice headmaster who transformed Ealing Priory School into the modern St Benedict's

Leading article: Fame academy

1966 and All That, By Craig Brown

End of history, or end of an error?

Rupert Cornwell: Our Man in Washington

Are there late nights ahead for our teetotal Texan who likes to be tucked up by 9pm?
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee