Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
17 December 2013 12:00 AM
Move over, celebrity chefs. Sainsbury's has called up three little-known bloggers and a grandma to front its latest campaign. Gillian Orr on a new recipe for advertising
13 December 2013 09:55 AM
Donald Glover doesn’t expect to sell any records as his rapping alter ego Childish Gambino. He just wants to make the world a better place
Elf help book: America’s favourite way to make sure that children are nice, not naughty, in the run up to Christmas
12 December 2013 06:34 PM
It is over here and selling fast. Gillian Orr hears the Elf on a Shelf story
12 December 2013 12:00 AM
As Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their Christmas classics, Gillian Orr wonders why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for nearly 20 years
10 December 2013 12:00 AM
She was the 13-year-old internet sensation behind the 'worst song ever'. As Rebecca Black returns with a new track, Gillian Orr reckons that she's smarter than she sounds
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
After a trip to Berlin's Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design, the photographer Nicky Walsh and food stylist Max Faber, both 34, came up with the idea of capturing food in a way that paid homage to the German art movement.
05 December 2013 08:20 PM
Oh no it hasn't! Despite cross-dressing dames getting a drubbing this week, pantomime is going strong, with rap, rock'n'roll and rudeness all playing their part
05 December 2013 06:22 PM
The annual deluge of December lists is upon us - and readers can’t get enough of them
Thanks a bunch: Actors are forgoing the usual first-night bouquets - and donating the money to charity instead
27 November 2013 09:15 PM
Theatreland lore dictates that flowers should only be given to actors celebrating their opening nights after the curtain has fallen. Many still believe superstitiously that delivering a bunch of blooms prior to the first act invites a disastrous run for the play.
21 November 2013 06:42 PM
Or does it even need to? Golden anniversary edition of 'the Cal' has just launched, with great pomp, in Milan
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Ian Watkins: Paedophile Lostprophets singer sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences, as judge labels him a 'dangerous sexual predator'
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile