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
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness