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Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

Noise Pop Day 4: Real Estate Review and Photos

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 05.03.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Noise Pop Day 4 consisted of a much more high-spirited show than expected. Real Estate accompanied with some seriously talented openers played the first of a two day show at The Independent.

On the Death of Journalism -- and of My Career at the Independent Newspaper

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media
Christina Patterson

Like most journalists, I want to think, and I want to write. Sure, we can write books, but most writers can't earn a living any more by writing books. We're meant to be blogging. We're meant, in other words, to be giving the thing we used to be paid for away, in the ether, for free.

Snowden, Greenwald Hit Back At New Claims

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media

NSA leaker Edward Snowden accused the British government on Friday of leaking sensitive material to a newspaper he'd never worked with, the Independen...

Twitter Can Be A Scary Place

Posted 07.31.2013 | Media

Multiple female journalists faced bomb threats on Twitter on Wednesday, which has led to a police investigation into the matter. The Guardian repo...

Futurebirds, Blowing Minds, c. 2010

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 09.25.2013 | San Francisco
Brian Holton Henderson

I was a happy man when the Futurebirds rolled through San Francisco. They played at the Independent, one of my favorite venues, and they shredded the place apart. I can't ever go back there again. It is in ruins. I'm not mad.

Not So Fast: Newspapers Balk At UK Press Deal

AP | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Britain's politicians have finally struck a deal to regulate their country's press. Whether the press will allow itself to be regulate...

GOP Can't Re-gift the Same Platform in 2016

Jake_Reiner | Posted 01.12.2013 | College
Jake_Reiner

. How Republicans will rebound in 2016 is the big question. Will it involve major policy shifts or will they merely repackage the same platform with the same rhetoric?

Independent Correspondent's Twitter Account Suspended

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media

HuffPost Live hosts Ahmed Shihab-Eldin and Marc Lamont Hill spoke with Guy Adams by phone earlier this morning before he was reinstated on Twitter. WA...

Avi Shlaim's Anti-Israel Diatribe

David Harris | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
David Harris

At a time when the U.S. and Israeli leaders meet in Washington to discuss the ominous challenge of Iran's nuclear program, Shlaim assails Israel for every alleged misdeed, yet, oddly, or perhaps tellingly, fails to address the Iran question.

Johann's Industry Must be Judged Equally Guilty

Mark Donne | Posted 11.15.2011 | Media
Mark Donne

Reporters and commentators writing on issues including social deprivation and inequality who have lived and breathed social deprivation and inequality; good heavens, what would that look like?

Caesar's Husband Must Also Be Above Suspicion

Joanna Papageorgiou | Posted 10.22.2011 | Media
Joanna Papageorgiou

Johann Hari has been branded as a leftie, gay columnist who rose to fame too young and is now paying the price for some sloppy techniques.

Saudi Prince Wins Libel Claim Against British Newspaper

AP | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

LONDON -- Saudi Prince Nayef Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has accepted undisclosed libel damages from Britain's newspaper The Independent over an article wh...

Murdoch's Empire Is Collapsing: What Is Next?

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Mahmood Delkhasteh

It is relatively safe to assume that Murdoch's empire will very soon be history. But the question is, what might replace the vacuum that will emerge in its wake? The histories of imperial collapse offer some insight.

Star UK Columnist Suspended

Katherine Fung | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

British newspaper The Independent has suspended journalist Johann Hari for two months pending an investigation into allegations that he used an online...

PHOTO: 'Lost' Michelangelo Found?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

How would you react if someone told you there was a Michelangelo in your dormitory? For at least one clergyman at the University of Oxford, the answer...

Johann Hari Denies Plagiarism Charges

Posted 08.31.2011 | Media

UPDATE: The Orwell Prize has issued a statement about the plagiarism allegations surrounding Johann Hari: "Given the seriousness of the allegations th...

British Library Purchases Poet’s 40,000 eMails

Wired Campus | Marc Parry | Posted 06.25.2011 | Books

E-mails don’t have the inky charisma of handwritten manuscripts, but they’re more and more a part of literary archives. For instance, when the Bri...

Gareth Compton, British Politican, Arrested After Calling For Journalist's 'Stoning' On Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British politician was arrested after allegedly posting a message on Twitter that called for a Muslim journalist to be stoned to death, the Associat...

ART OF WAR: Modern Art Used As Weapon By CIA During Cold War

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern a...

Holocaust Deniers, Pedophiles And Terrorists As Authors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week in The Independent, journalist Boyd Tonkin took a peculiar twist on the notion of "banned books," composing a list of dangerous texts that m...

Speaker Pelosi, Put Afghanistan Drawdown on Record With McGovern-Obey

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Pelosi is in a unique position to weigh in, since the House could put the Afghanistan drawdown in writing when it considers the war supplemental, by approving an amendment introduced by Reps. McGovern and Obey.

James Murdoch, Rebekah Wade Crash Rival Independent's Office Over Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

News Corp heir apparent James Murdoch stormed into a rival's office demanding to speak to the editor after that paper ran an unflattering ad about his...

Jesse James, Mindy McCready, Ricky Martin: Why Even Nazi Gay Sex Tape Stories Can't Save the Press

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Pemberton

Last week, loss-making UK newspapers The Independent and Independent On Sunday were bought for $1.50 by Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev. Newspapers are the ultimate rich man's toy.

Animal Ovations: 24th Genesis Awards Winners

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wayne Pacelle

At The Humane Society, our mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea.