Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
27 February 2013 01:00 AM
Pictures of Daniel Day-Lewis’ hat-trick of Oscar triumphs, ranging from 1990 to this last weekend, throw up some wonderfully flamboyant looks.
26 February 2013 12:00 AM
Forget the treadmill – fitness classes teaching the superstar's dance moves are proving to be a sell-out. Gillian Orr wonders how something that's so much fun can possibly be good for us
25 February 2013 06:38 PM
There’s no escaping Cara Delevingne. Walking for all the big designers on the international fashion week catwalks, model of the year at the British Fashion Awards and this month’s Vogue cover star, now the 20-year-old model has registered her name as an official trademark.
24 February 2013 06:45 PM
Have you noticed a reeeeeeally annoying trend recently for texters to lengthen the vowel count in words? I'm certainly guilty. I rarely send a simple "hi" to instigate a WhatsApp conversation. No, "hi" can come across as cold or short. So I find myself writing "hiiiiii" in the hope of sounding friendly.
22 February 2013 07:00 PM
'I really want the two girls from Ladytron. I love them'
19 February 2013 06:49 PM
The Eurovision Song Contest is no stranger to controversy. Whether it’s claims that Franco rigged the 1968 show to boost Spain’s flagging tourism industry, or the Azerbaijani government being accused of forcibly evicting people from their homes to make way for beautifying its capital, Baku, ahead of 2012’s contest, barely a year goes by without at least a whiff of scandal.
18 February 2013 07:20 PM
Until today I ignored the Harlem Shake. I knew it was a video found online but that was it. I knew models were doing their own version of it, and fire-fighters, and bored office workers, but I didn't know what they were doing. I was not going to be sucked into another online meme. When people spoke of it down the pub, I would shake my head and proudly announce that I had no idea what the Harlem Shake was.
15 February 2013 07:00 PM
'Nick Cave is the quintessential frontman'
13 February 2013 07:34 PM
The latest string to former MP Louise Mensch's bow is a fashion website
12 February 2013 07:42 PM
It’s incredible what you can get at Ikea these days: those mugs with the too-small handles; fairy lights; beds; meatballs; a bit of casual sexism. If you were to have a flick through the Swedish flat-pack company’s substantial catalogue, paying attention to the names it gives its products, among the many Nordic place names it uses for things such as mirrors and bedside tables, it seems to have a distinctly gendered naming process.
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