Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
06 August 2013 10:49 AM
Andy Warhol was undoubtedly an exponent of experimental and boundary-pushing art forms. But it is impossible to know what his opinion might have been of an unusual venture set up to celebrate his 85 birthday: a live webcam feed from his grave.
Bloodhound Gang: Last week they were barred from Russia, today they face 'hooliganism' charges in Ukraine
05 August 2013 04:19 PM
The American rock group face potential criminal action after 'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff allegedly urinates on Ukrainian flag
Bob Dylan's artwork enters hallowed halls of National Portrait Gallery (despite being 'amalgamations' not portraits)
05 August 2013 02:43 PM
Bob Dylan may have earned himself a host of complimentary descriptions from “poet of our time” to “lyrical genius”. But the 110 million album-selling folk musician has been battling to be taken seriously as a visual artist for almost as long as he has been singing songs, and now 12 of his artworks are set to enter the National Portrait Gallery - the first time he has exhibited in a public museum in the UK.
05 August 2013 08:53 AM
Derren Brown makes a living by bamboozling his audience into behaving in extraordinary ways. But the illusionist described the “terrifying” moment a man plunged over a 45ft balcony during one of his live shows this weekend.
02 August 2013 04:01 PM
When an audience-member responded with “disgust” to an unexpected gay kiss at a London theatre this week, one of the play’s actors decided to take a stand against homophobia.
02 August 2013 03:07 PM
Today's popstars are more likely to be found saying sorry than singing. But do they mean it?
02 August 2013 02:43 PM
James Cameron will make three follow-up films to his 2009 3D epic Avatar rather than the two movies he had originally planned.
02 August 2013 09:44 AM
Trading Places star Jamie Lee Curtis, 54, was reportedly rushed to hospital following a car crash in California yesterday where she was supported by fellow Hollywood actress and friend Jodie Foster.
02 August 2013 09:38 AM
The estranged wife of American rocker Jack White has reportedly filed for a restraining order against him amid “fears for her safety and that of their children” over their pending divorce settlement.
01 August 2013 10:48 AM
You might be forgiven for mistaking the cover of the new James Bond novel, Solo, for something relating to another well-loved long-running franchise in the process of being rebooted: Star Wars (although the novel has nothing to do with Hans Solo, obviously).
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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