Holly Williams

Holly Williams is an arts and features writer for The Independent, The Independent Magazine and The Independent on Sunday.

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The kids are still not all right: A modern retelling of 'Spring Awakening', the original teen drama

How to adapt one of the 20th century’s most scandalous plays for the 21st century?

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Bank of England keeps rates on hold at 0.5%

The Bank of England has kept rates on hold at 0.5 per cent, marking the fifth anniversary of ultra-loose monetary policy.

I Wish I Was Lonely at Battersea Arts Centre

Making a play of one’s own: The trials of adapting Virginia Woolf for the stage

What draws theatre folk to adapt Virginia Woolf? Holly Williams admires their skill... and courage

Lynn Rothwell, 23, says her project 'explores the idea of the ordinary becoming extraordinary through photography'

Magnum Photos' 30 Under 30 competition: Rise of a new generation of narrative-documentary photographers

David Hurn likens the esteemed Magnum photographic agency to "a family". He's been part of it since 1965, when he would get feedback from the likes of Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt. "When you come into this co-operative, you suddenly have access to people who are all better than you," he says. "That's the way to learn." And now Hurn, who was 30 when he joined the agency, is more than happy to be sharing his expertise with a new generation.

UK GDP: Investment fuels hopes of balanced recovery

UK GDP unrevised at 0.7% in Q4 as business investment jumps

Wonder Woman is getting her first solo big-screen outing after 75 years at the BFI

The comic-book world is a macho, muscly, brooding place that's hardly overpopulated with "strong" women; you're more likely to see cat-suited sexpots or damsels in distress. Which is partly why Wonder Woman, the exception to the rule, has become such an enduring icon.

The First World War on stage: Lest we forget... the politics of war drama

A whole host of plays are marking the Great War centenary. But just what will Mr Gove think?

Annie Clark aka St Vincent

St Vincent, gig review: Annie Clark earns her place on a pedestal

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

New world order: Bryony Kimmings and Taylor Houchen at rehearsal

Pretty in pink? Not in this show... Performance artist's new work to tackle the subject of sexualised role models

Bryony Kimmings, with help from niece Taylor, 11, has created her own pop star to take on our hyper-sexualised world

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Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
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Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
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The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
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If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
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Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

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Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

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