Art critic Brian Sewell has described in detail his plan to commit suicide using pills and gin.
Shaker Aamer was sent to Guantánamo Bay in 2002, and cleared to leave in 2007. Now, weakened by hunger strike, he asks what his fate has to do with justice
Where are you now and what can you see?
Sony has launched a patent that could see the ads of the future turned into interactive videogames. But some of us already loathe pop-ups...
George Orwell's classic Nineteen Eighty-Four is to be dramatised by BBC radio for the first time - almost 70 years after the writer worked at the corporation's Broadcasting House, which partly inspired his tale.
A new set of celebrities reveal their pet hates. Jonathan Owen investigates
There was some commotion in news conference this morning, when a very senior executive issued a heresy. Ravi Shankar, he said, might have been a magnificent technician, but he wasn't all that positive an influence on music. A huge amount of musical drudgery issued, indeed, from his influence. Well, suffice to say that is not the prevailing orthodoxy; rather, most people think he was possibly the finest living exponent of a musical form that was sublime and spiritual.
A student refused to lay a poppy wreath last Sunday
Rather than renting the same old boring Cornish cottage, how about staying in a bolthole with a creative past?
If you truly want to know what scares us today, you only have to look to Hollywood's visions of tomorrow, says Francesca Steele
All my life I’ve been obsessed with heroes.
The weekly of George Orwell and Michael Foot faces closure
Twenty thousand people handed out a record number of tomes across the country for the first World Book Night
Could a blueprint for a happier and more successful society come from someone outside politics? George Orwell's utopian vision has found an echo in a little-known French philosopher
The half-rural, half-urban nothingness that surrounds our cities is often seen as a blight but not to poets Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts...
The Independent's Tom Lubbock also made his name as an artist, and his work is now going on show. Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger pays tribute.