Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
23 July 2014 10:30 PM
Beyoncé's picture of the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment quickly became the most popular photo on her Instagram account to date, amassing more than a million "likes"
22 July 2014 07:41 PM
Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit. Gillian Orr reports
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
Flowers are a hugely important part of Indian culture, used in everything from temple rituals to festivals and parties – and Malik Ghat flower market is the largest of its kind in India.
19 July 2014 12:00 AM
Chiltern Firehouse: The recipe for turning a restaurant into the hottest spot in town? Make it a haven for A-listers (and don't worry about the food)
17 July 2014 11:30 PM
16 July 2014 12:00 AM
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
When Spencer Murphy wanted to carry out a study that captured the art of motion, he immediately looked to birds of prey. "I've always been drawn to them," he says. "Not that I could name them in the sky. There's just something that gets me when I see them. When it came to doing motion studies, I couldn't think of much more beautiful a movement than a bird of prey in flight."
12 July 2014 12:00 AM
Gillian Orr meets one of Latitude's top acts
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
It started with a naked man attached to a lamppost with cling film. On a day out in Blackpool, photographer Dougie Wallace stumbled upon the victim, who had been stitched up on his stag do, so he whipped out his camera.
02 July 2014 10:00 PM
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
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