Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
Guinness World Records turns 60: The publication remains a bestseller by celebrating the weird and the wacky
10 September 2014 10:00 PM
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
The artist came across the custom of spending summer holidays on farms by chance and decided to find out more by placing an ad in a local Dagenham newspaper. She was subsequently inundated with dozens of anecdotes, memories and photographs
03 September 2014 12:00 AM
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
There is a purpose and it is music,’ says Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, talking of his new drink- and drug-free lifestyle
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
A year after Russian tanks ploughed into Prague in August 1968, Josef Koudelka found himself exiled in London. His photographs of the Soviet-led invasion had been published around the world, and a return to his homeland was considered a risk, reprisals for his work being a very real threat.
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic
28 August 2014 09:45 PM
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder
27 August 2014 10:00 PM
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
Having lived under flight paths in both Washington DC and New York, where she now resides, Lauren O'Neill became captivated by the skies.
19 August 2014 07:06 PM
Salad days: singer Taylor Swift and model Karlie Kloss tend to their window box splash
UK's three leading lagers - Budvar, Heineken and Stella Artois - are indistinguishable, according to blind taste tests
13 August 2014 10:00 PM
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 3 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 GamerGate: developer Tim Schafer provokes rage with joke about online gaming activists at industry awards