Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
Ban the b-word: Men may be 'commanding' but only women get called 'bossy' - and it's undermining female ambition
12 March 2014 09:30 PM
Now a campaign is calling for an end to the use of the word, says Gillian Orr
20 February 2014 10:00 PM
Suzy Bowler, Sudden Lunch!, suddenlunch.blogspot.co.uk
18 February 2014 06:20 AM
Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Professor Robert West, world expert on nicotine and addiction, has spent a lifetime finding out. Here’s his advice for die-hard smokers
This is Britain: Three years, 120 towns, 800 portraits - how the photographer Niall McDiarmid captured the state of the nation
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
McDiarmid's portrait journey around the UK, entitled Crossing Paths, manages to be both a personal project and a document of modern Britain
11 February 2014 12:00 AM
The Lego Movie opened with record box office in the US and, after clever TV advertising, is sure to build a good audience on its UK release this week
Just 300 Prince fans got the chance to see the star play a surprise show this week - but the idea of a secret gig is far from unique
05 February 2014 10:00 PM
On Tuesday night, 300 lucky sods watched Prince play his first UK show since 2007. The last time you could have seen him perform was during his 21-night residency at London's O2 Arena, along with 20,000 other folk each night.
04 February 2014 12:00 AM
That's one thing to celebrate about the Super Bowl, but more brands need to see using gay characters as the norm.
02 February 2014 12:00 AM
Who needs a passport when you have a Travelcard? There is now no cuisine you can't find in the nation's capital, says Gillian Orr
31 January 2014 06:00 PM
'My Mad Fat Diary', E4's hit show chronicling the life of a teenage girl with mental health issues, struck a chord with viewers
28 January 2014 08:00 PM
A slew of celebrities in the dock has put the spotlight on the arcane art of courtroom sketches
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Douglas Carswell tells Ukip to stop blaming foreigners as youth poll shows Nigel Farage is even less popular than Nick Clegg
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals