It is important we do not place the blame for the abuse being dished out on Twitter’s shoulders as well. It’s just a company, not a person
The director of rugby has been banned for nine-matches
The bigoted rural snob is Britain's equivalent of the US Southern redneck, a stereotype which allows us to safely locate racism as 'elsewhere' and move on
The phenomenon was first recognised as a pattern during the Second World War
In football you see some of the worst aspects of the rapacious capitalism that has driven people on to the streets in protest around the world
Conditions could hardly be more inimical to the brilliance that identified Simonsig as the outstanding novice hurdler of last season when he turns his attention to fences at Ascot this afternoon.
Racism, royalty, and all that jazz … take it away Stephen!
Our writer was bombarded with responses after writing a provocative piece on her own appearance. Here she explores the difference between religious and aesthetic identities
At the end of Rich Fulcher's flawed show some members of the audience give him a standing ovation. They're probably the same people that started a Mexican wave before it even began. Such slavish behaviour is typical of fans of The Mighty Boosh, in which Fulcher famously stars.
The show that chronicled the birth of Britpop is back – for one night only
The Phantom of the Opera is back in the musical Love Never Dies. Andrew Lloyd Webber tells Edward Seckerson how he came up with the story, composed the music and takes criticism
As President Obama marks his first year in office, The Independent is giving you an exclusive opportunity to download an award-winning new drama about a subject that cuts to the very heart of American politics.
Bergen Art Museum, Norway
The days when pop stars just sang are over. Never mind Will Young on Question Time – musicians today are likely to be lecturing at a podium near you. Elisa Bray samples their wisdom
Our new film forum is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. Here's a selection of your views on Zack Snyder's interpretation of the comic book classic
This successful transition from revered comic novel to fantasy movie means nothing is now unfilmable