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 raunch, the rollerskates, the rampaging bears… Patrick Lejeune reveals why he became obsessed with disco album sleeves

Dutch disco aficionados "Disco Patrick" Lejeune and Patrick Vogtm have collected more than 7,000 disco records

(Press image from Ember, Susie)

La Roux interview: New album is 'not a comeback, I didn't go anywhere'

La Roux talks troubles, turn-arounds and touring, with Holly Williams

William Doyle, better known by his stage name East India Youth, is an electronic musician from Bournemouth. His first album, Total Strife Forever, was released by Stolen Recordings on 13 January 2014. It was nominated for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize Album of the Year award.

East India Youth interview: the Mercury Prize's dark horse

The electronica whizkid may seem unassuming, but he has big pop ambitions

Vintage tales of a 700-year-old winery: The Frescobaldi vineyards' extraordinary history

Thirty generations of Frescobaldis have supplied Tuscany with wine for seven centuries, their heady red drunk by Michelangelo, Donatello and the Pope. And now they're opening their first restaurant in the UK…
The Infidel: Kev Orkian (centre) and company

The Infidel, Theatre Royal Stratford East: David Baddiel's musical has a heart of gold

This jazz-hands plea for religious tolerance feels timely

Rebecca Night (Yelena), John Hannah (Vanya) and Buffy Davis (Maria) performing in the brand new version of Anton Chekhovís Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya, St James Theatre - review: Anya Reiss brings Chekhov bang up to date

John Hannah stars in a satisfying modern interpretation

Mary Topp has been selling her family's New Forest Cider in Borough Market for the past six years

Real cider: The new generation of British producers

Enough of your passionfruit, kiwi and lime abominations, says Holly Williams. Cider means apples. And there's a bumper harvest this year
Love's Labour's Lost. L-R – Edward Bennett (Berowne), Sam Alexander (King of Navarre), William Belchambers (Longaville)

Whatever happened to ‘lost’ work ‘Love’s Labour’s Won’? The Royal Shakespeare Company might have the answer

Inspired by an academic theory, the RSC have renamed "Much Ado About Nothing" and are performing it alongside "Love's Labour's Lost"

Artists to pay respects to the revolutionary Marcel Duchamp in new exhibition

The exhibition, which opens this week, now features more than 50 artists, including Peter Blake, Keith Tyson, Gavin Turk, Michael Craig-Martin, Cornelia Parker and David Shrigley

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham - book review: Author succeeds in redefining a thorny, pernicious pressure on women

Dunham alludes to tales of misogyny she’d recount, reputations of patronising sleazebags she’d shatter if she were writing this at 80

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'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

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