Gillian Orr writes about the arts for The Independent.
09 July 2013 06:22 PM
Want to see a Game of Thrones-style orgy get made? Chip in five quid. Or an X-rated comic book featuring robots? Why not pledge a tenner?
08 July 2013 06:14 PM
Such is the popularity of Girls, Lena Dunham’s show about four young women living in Brooklyn, that it has already led to a copycat reality television show (in production) and a bus tour.
05 July 2013 07:00 PM
'Daniel Lanois brings magic to any song he touches'
Nicky Haslam, renaissance man: The interior designer has released an album... and it's a 'strangely wonderful thing'
04 July 2013 06:26 PM
Nicky Haslam is a man unafraid to wear a number of hats (figurative and literal, that is). But the 73-year-old’s latest venture just might be his strangest yet. The interior designer (full name: Nicholas Ponsonby Haslam), who also includes socialite, artist, book reviewer, art editor, cabaret singer, memoirist and literary editor in his list of achievements – he really does, it’s on his website – has just put out an album.
02 July 2013 12:00 AM
David Attenborough's new series will be unpleasant viewing for those with a phobia of insects and spiders. But what's behind our fears – and how can we conquer them? Gillian Orr investigates
25 June 2013 12:00 AM
Those with hearing loss miss out on texts arriving, the banter in the pub – and the fire alarm. But specially trained dogs can transform their lives, as Gillian Orr discovered when she spent a day without sound
21 June 2013 07:00 PM
'I’ll manage them. But I’m taking 30 per cent'
17 June 2013 07:38 PM
The Holy Grail? Yeezus? Why are rap’s power players obsessed with religious allusions? Gillian Orr takes a pew
12 June 2013 06:40 PM
Well, that’s what we’re hoping after news that Kermit and gang have put on a trial show. It’s time to get things started
11 June 2013 12:00 AM
From divorce rates to the 'man shortage', there's little about love that can't be explained by market values, according to one economist. She explains her theories to Gillian Orr
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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