The conclusion that women use sex as a bargaining tool is wildly outdated
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Thursday 07 November 2013
Everyone knows of that one tutor who's harder to please all the rest. But can they affect your final mark?
Saturday 28 September 2013
Sunday 22 September 2013
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
Friday 31 May 2013
With Mercury-nominated 2011 debut Peanut Blues & Melancholy Jam, Ghostpoet rewired something very British into his own bleak, bruised sound.
Thursday 25 April 2013
The newly crowned champions now have an Official Social Gaming Partner
Monday 15 April 2013
It was my privilege to present Tom Wells his gong for Most Promising Playwright at the Critics' Circle Awards in 2012. This was in honour of The Kitchen Sink, an adorably funny play which, in calculated contradiction of its class-war-promising title, showed how the family of a milkman who was facing a phase-out because of competition from Tesco fought to cope with life - in a spirit of quirky resilience and stoical humour - in a North East Yorkshire world of recession and wind-down.
Friday 22 February 2013
This week ive been drinking... Suntory whisky at Mizuwari
Sunday 03 February 2013
Last June when I arrived at Lumb Bank, a forbidding granite farmhouse above Hebden Bridge, the house manager Becky didn't take my luggage, but she did take a weight off my shoulders: "There's no television, radio or internet connection here," she mentioned breezily as she showed me to a small, sparse bedroom. It struck me then that a holiday might be as simple as removing the white noise of everyday life for a while. And that, I thought guiltily, includes my two small children whom I had left with my wife. But guilt passes. And in my case, quickly.
Saturday 05 January 2013
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Illusionist Derren Brown has hit out at “hurtful” allegations that the “victim” of a zombie stunt in his latest Channel 4 television show was an actor.
Friday 19 October 2012
Waking up in the super-sleek bed in my room at The Waterhouse (1-3 Maojiayuan Road; 00 86 21 6080 2988; waterhouseshanghai.com) leaves me delightedly confused – the last time I awoke in Shanghai I was in a grotty hostel. This time around, we're poshing out at the minimalist boutique hotel in the up-and-coming Cool Docks – a refurbished part of Shanghai's South Bund.
Monday 06 August 2012
Exploring China: a Culinary Adventure is presented by a veritable Marco Polo of kitchen equipment, a heroic figure who ventured East and on his return transformed the cooking techniques of the Occident.
Friday 13 July 2012
I never much cared for noodles. Too many underwhelming, broth-based Wagamama meals. Too many student-made Super Noodles. I've always resented sending a chopstick to do a fork's job.
Friday 13 July 2012
Now authentic versions of the Japanese staple are starting to fill British bellies, as Tim Walker discovers.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train