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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Jeopardy Mouse played by Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey

Lena Headey swaps Game of Thrones for Danger Mouse

The evil Queen in George RR Martin's fantasy series reveals a soft spot for the children's cartoon

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee with her father Amasa Coleman Lee

Anger as Go Set A Watchman exposes bigoted Atticus Finch: True nature of Harper Lee's hero can be explained by her father

Amasa Coleman Lee changed his views on segregation while Lee was writing Mockingbird

Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, in a still from the trailer of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Christian Bale’s sage advice to Ben Affleck as Batman? ‘Make sure you can piss in that suit’

Comic Con's Batman v Superman panel revealed a surprising anecdote

Quentin Tarantino at Comic Con

Comic Con 2015: Quentin Tarantino signals move into television with plans for 'three miniseries'

The Oscar-winner behind Kill Bill looks set to join Woody Allen and Oliver Stone by directing for the small screen

Jeremy Clarkson's lawyers confident he can get around BBC contract ban on doing Top Gear-style show for ITV

He has reportedly found a loophole in "non-compete" clause in BBC contract

Batman and Robin? Nope, it's Batman and Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo

Batman to join forces with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 'fanboy dream come true'

As if news of Ben Affleck's upcoming solo Batman film weren't excitement enough...

Festival-goers enjoying George Ezra's set at T in the Park

Man, 36, found dead in toilets at T in the Park

The death is being treated as "unexplained"

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman: Five things we learned from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird sequel

Scout has turned from hapless six-year-old into loveable, if gawky young woman. But where is Atticus? And what happened to Jem?

Draped Seated Woman, a 1957 bronze by British abstract sculptor Henry Moore.
Deirdre's friend Bev delivers the news of her sudden death to Ken, Tracy and Audrey

Coronation Street bids tragic farewell to Deirdre Barlow and those glasses

Actress Anne Kirkbride died in January

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
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Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen