Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Digital Arts Editor for The Independent. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

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Shia LaBeouf financed documentary being previewed at Tribeca

Tribeca 2015: Shia LaBeouf overshadows TrueLove promo by railing against Hollywood, Transformers and Al Pacino in candid rant

'The best art comes out of pain,' LaBeouf told audiences at a festival Q&A

Death Row artist Myuran Sukumaran has London exhibition before facing firing squad

Australian drug smuggler has exhausted all lines of appeal

Could Ed Sheeran conquer the Seven Kingdoms? He could easily pass for a Greyjoy like Alfie Allen's character (right)

Ed Sheeran could become the most unlikely star of Game Of Thrones

Just thinking out loud but I'd love to appear in the HBO show...

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone set to star in musical La La Land

Miles Teller and Emma Watson had been intended for Damien Chazelle’s script

Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine

Florence Welch breaks foot leaping offstage at Coachella

She sustained injury while interacting with the crowd at the California festival

Unity with her father, Stanley Spencer (c.1933)

Stanley Spencer's daughter, Unity, on life amid the most bizarre domestic soap opera in British art history

Unity has written a jaw-dropping book about her life - repressive families, depression, conmen lovers and all

The show suffers from its own appeal, being so good as to create an appetite in its viewers that is difficult to sate in a ten episode series

Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 1 - TV review: Blood and gore aplenty - but where is the meat?

**Warning review contains spoilers** ‘The Wars to Come’ is an unsatisfying taste of future Thrones goodness

Bard act to follow: Shakespeare

Fake Shakespeare play Double Falsehood 'is genuine' after all

New claims that work discovered 300 years ago was actually written by the Bard

Jimmy Fallon may have got more than he bargained for from Madonna

Madge proves herself Queen of Parody singing ‘B**** I'm Madonna’ on Jimmy Fallon

Bling, hip thrusts...Madonna wasn't taking herself too seriously while performing her new single (we think)

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul, season one finale review: 'B' is for 'better' than Breaking Bad

*WARNING this review contains spoilers* We're gunning for clean cut Jimmy to become the bent attorney we know and love

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders