Arts and Entertainment For music lovers: John Cusack with his vinyl collection in 'High Fidelity'

As a former couple go to court in a bid to carve up their record collection, Tom Hodgkinson rejoices in the fact that our love affair with vinyl is far from over

Ruff with the smooth: Joely Richardson and Jamie Campbell Bower in 'Anonymous'

Horrible histories: Has revisionism gone too far?

Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare, Van Gogh didn't kill himself, George Harrison was the hero of The Beatles and Hemingway was a feminist. Revisionism has gone too far, says Geoffrey Macnab

Radiation higher than estimated

The Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much radioactive caesium-137 into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated, reaching 40 per cent of the total from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, a report says.

Back from the dead: the great zombie takeover

Lumbering monsters were once artistic outsiders. Now they're rising from the grave to infect Hollywood, TV and fiction, says Arifa Akbar

Collected ghost stories, by MR James (edited by Darryl Jones)

The phantoms in the library

New dawn of the dead: the great zombie takeover

The lumbering monsters were once artistic outsiders. Now, they're rising from the dead to infect Hollywood, TV and fiction, says Arifa Akbar

One minute with...Alice Hoffman, Novelist

Where are you now and what can you see? I'm at home [in Boston] and I can see my dog sitting on the couch.

Martin Jol reveals contract dispute with Fulham striker Andrew Johnson

Fulham manager Martin Jol admits the length of contract is the stumbling block in their negotiations with Andrew Johnson as they look to agree an extended deal with the striker.

How to Disappear: a Memoir for Misfits, By Duncan Fallowell

Just three years after Going as Far as I Can–Duncan Fallowell’s account of an ill-starred visit to New Zealand – comes thishandsome hardback, in which the ever-characterful author fails entirely to disappear from his prose. It’s not about a particular trip, but How to Disappear is asmucha travel book as To Noto,Fallowell’s 1989 record of a car journey to Sicily, or OneHot Summer in St Petersburg, his 1994 account of a Russian affair.

Tribune: After 74 years, is the voice of the literary left about to fall silent?

The weekly of George Orwell and Michael Foot faces closure

Alison Maitland: Treat people well and they won't 'slack'

Productivity would plummet if employees were always looking over their shoulders

Shakespeare movie has lost the plot, lament loyal fans of the Bard

The Birthplace Trust has taken the task of disparaging the film 'Anonymous' to heart

Why eyelids speak louder than words

W hat is it with Ed Miliband's compulsive head-nodding? Why do Simon Cowell's eyes flicker when he's being rude to an X Factor contestant? Why do we feel unamused by Ricky Gervais's open-mouthed non-laugh? Is it significant that both Margaret Thatcher and Ann Widdecombe used to close their eyes when answering questions?

Angus Robertson says the push for Scottish autonomy starts now

SNP starts its biggest campaign

Scottish National Party leaders are building a "war chest" to help fight their "biggest ever campaign" in the run-up to an independence referendum.

Charles Nevin: How many peas to fill the town hall?

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1941-1956, ed George Craig, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn and Lois More Overbeck

The dramatist's correspondence reveals that his productive postwar years were spent growing his reputation and tending his garden

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us