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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Nigel Farage appeared on Have I Got News For You last year

Joke is on Nigel Farage as police refuse to investigate BBC over Have I Got News For You

None of the other political parties complained about the satirical show

Kirsten Wiig as the Mother of Dragons

Kristen ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ Wiig reveals she knows nothing about Game of Thrones on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show

This has been the most exciting glimpse of Khaleesi since series 5 started

In The Iceberg, artist Marion Coutts gave a fearless account of the death of her husband, the Independent art critic Tom Lubbock, from a brain tumour

Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2015: Marion Coutts wins for memoir about husband Tom Lubbock's brain tumour struggle

The Iceburg has won this year's most coveted medical-literary accolade

'Eliza' by Michael Gaskell, one of three works in the running for the BP Portrait Award

BP Portrait award 2015: Three-time runner-up Michael Gaskell makes final shortlist (again)

He’s come second three times – will the prize be his this year?

Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now (really, don’t look now!) is getting a Hollywood remake

Team behind Liam Neeson action films and Scary Movie 3 take on Donald Sutherland classic

Last year's Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst

Spectator’s Fraser Nelson says he didn’t call Eurovision ‘too gay’

Editor and unlikely Eurovision fan accused of suggesting it isn’t ‘family viewing’

That Friday feline?

Great Kitten: Is this the world's first cat cinema?

Crouch End's new cinema could have plenty of catmosphere

Adam Sandler, star of Grown Ups 2

Native American actors walk off Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six movie over 'disrespectful stereotypes'

The Netflix film has also been criticised for calling female characters "Beaver's Breath" and "No Bra"

Amy Schumer and Josh Charles in Football Town Lights sketch

Amy Schumer lampoons football's rape culture in Friday Night Lights parody

"Clear eyes, full hearts, no rape" - Schumer says rape is "good fodder" for comedy

Glastonbury's pyramid stage
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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine