Gillian Orr

Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.

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Photographer Matt Lankes' portraits of the cast of Boyhood influenced the film's storyline

The young actor playing the titular "boy" in Richard Linklater's Oscar-nominated movie became fascinated with photography, and his character develops a similar interest

Protests outside 'The Sun' from No
More Page 3 campaigners

Why boobs are still news: Farewell Page 3

The Sun appears to have stopped publishing topless models on Page 3. Now boobs are being shown on women's terms, says Gillian Orr

Photographer Norma I Quintana celebrates the eccentricities of circus performers in America

Quintana's project "Circus: A Traveling Life" chronicles a 10-year collaboration between the photographer and an American travelling one-ring circus

George Ezra enjoyed a meteoric rise in 2014

George Ezra: My fantasy band

‘It blows my mind that Keith Richards is still alive...’

PJ Harvey will be working on her follow-up to 2011's Let England Shake

P J Harvey set to begin month-long residency inside glass recording studio at Somerset House

Gillian Orr explores what it means to make an exhibition of yourself
Jubilant: This Girl Can campaign

Sport England's new campaign to encourage girls and women to exercise is a triumph

How did they get it right - and will it work, asks Gillian Orr?

Photographer Peter Untermaierhofer finds beauty among the rubble of deserted buildings

The Bavaria-based photographer started shooting deserted venues after discovering a community dedicated to seeking them out across Germany

Prosecco on tap could soon be banned

Prosecco is now outselling champagne in the UK - but could the EU call time on the party?

Italians are not pleased with the idea that British pubs are presenting fizz from kegs like frothy beer, says Gillian Orr

Joan Didion in the office of her late husband, John Gregory Dunne

Author Joan Didion is unveiled as model for ultra-chic fashion label Céline

And that's not the only sign that the literary lioness has a curious cult following...
The shape of things to come: bodyweight training

Fitness trends 2015: Cardio tennis, foam rollers and shaking it like Beyoncé

Forget Zumba and spinning, Gillian Orr discovers how we'll be working out in 2015

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
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