Gillian Orr

Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.

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Charlie Hebdo: Cartoonists celebrate free speech in new 'Draw the Line Here' book

British cartoonists are planning a book to raise money for their murdered French colleagues' families. This is about free speech, The Independent’s Dave Brown tells Gillian Orr

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

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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...
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Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
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Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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