Holly Williams

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

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Electric Prisms (1914)

Sonia Delaunay retrospective: Tate Modern's new show gives the genre-busting artist her due

The exhibition celebrates the entire range of Delaunay’s medium-crossing work

Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf By Norah Vincent

Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf By Norah Vincent - book review: Bloomsbury gossip mill

Vincent sinks her teeth into the juicy encounters and sucks out their dramatic potential

Geoff Travis & Jeannette Lee: 'We run on passion; we don't really try to make money'

The duo met at a friend's birthday party in 1987 where Travis offered Lee a job at his Rough Trade record shop in west London

The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg

The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg, book review: Running on empty

Van den Berg’s characters are weighed down by secrets, or hollowed out by absences

Search engine: the ‘Hogwart’s Express’ steam train was the most requested addition to the Harry Potter studio tour

The Railway Children stage show and Harry Potter studio celebrate the golden age of steam

The Railway Children is now on its second lengthy run in a specially-built venue behind King's Cross station, while the Harry Potter studio tour opens a new, permanent attraction tomorrow - complete with the red Olton Hall steam engine that was the Hogwarts Express in the movies

William, James and Harry Chase at the distillery

The family behind the Tyrrells crisps brand has found a new use for its potatoes - artisan vodka

Potato farmer William Chase sold his hugely successful crisps brand in 2008 and set up a distillery at his Herefordshire farm
Harry Melling in his solo show peddling

peddling, Arcola, review: Harry Melling's solo show has a feverish intensity

Melling has come a long way from playing Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter

Photographer Iris Della Roca makes the dreams of Rio's most deprived children come true

Movie stars and models, magicians and moneymen… they may be growing up in some of Rio's poorest districts, but nothing can dent these children's aspirations, as the photographer Iris Della Roca discovered
Rufus Sewell and Nancy Carroll in Closer at the Donmar Warehouse

Closer, Donmar Warehouse, review: Patrick Marber’s play about love and sex still wounds

Rufus Sewell stars in David Leveaux's revival

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If men are so obsessed by sex...

...why do they clam up when confronted with the grisly realities?
The comedy titans of Avalon on their attempt to save BBC3

Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner

The comedy titans of Avalon on their attempt to save BBC3
The bathing machine is back... but with a difference

Rolling in the deep

The bathing machine is back but with a difference
Part-privatised tests, new age limits, driverless cars: Tories plot motoring revolution

Conservatives plot a motoring revolution

Draft report reveals biggest reform to regulations since driving test introduced in 1935
The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
International Tap Festival: Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic

International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
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Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory