Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
13 November 2013 12:00 AM
Explicit music videos are revolting parents and politicians alike. But as Lily Allen shows, there's a different way to revolt
08 November 2013 07:00 PM
'Toko Yasuda has the voice of a beautiful ghost'
06 November 2013 08:30 PM
If you’re fed up with movies getting longer, this book is just the ticket, says Gillian Orr. But can you recognise your favourite in our gallery?
01 November 2013 05:00 PM
A new book aims to unpick the troubled life and mysterious death of the songwriter Elliott Smith
28 October 2013 07:08 PM
From allergies to diabetes, the modern diseases that plague us were unknown to our hunter-gatherer forebears. So what can we learn from them?
25 October 2013 07:00 PM
'The prettiest basslines come from James Jamerson'
24 October 2013 05:07 PM
If it can be wedged between two slices of bread, then Helen Graves has tried it. The snack obsessive has made it her mission to find the world’s weirdest and most wonderful. Gillian Orr samples some of her favourites
18 October 2013 07:00 PM
'Jaki Liebezeit has a motorik style but he's funky too'
Portfolio: Martin Kollar's images of Israel capture 'one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history'
13 October 2013 12:00 AM
When Martin Kollar was invited, along with various award-winning photographers, to spend several months in Israel to capture "one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history", the 41-year-old found the country reminded him of growing up in Zilina, Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic).
11 October 2013 07:00 PM
'Debbie Harry is kind of an idol of mine and a legend'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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