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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Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon calls female journalist 'a b***h' in front of 1,900 people

'Laura Snapes totally wants to f**k me / get in line, b***h', he said

Amy Schumer says the funniest things

Yes Amy Schumer’s ‘I can catch a d**k any time’ comment is funny, but these jokes are funnier

From the scatalogical to the ontological, here are the comedian's best quotes

The longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction included three authors who had been longlisted for the Prize before

Baileys Prize 2015: Why we sadly still need women-only book prizes

Why does having a vagina still matter in publishing? Because women's voices are not being heard

The Sisters, 1950, by Lucian Freud

Previously unseen painting of the woman who broke Lucian Freud's heart

Paintings of British artist's second wife Caroline Blackwood goes on show

Back together: James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear: 'BBC has offered Richard Hammond and James May £4.6 million to return'

The presenters have previously said they won't return without Jeremy Clarkson

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were both among the top 10 selling acts of 2014

British music achieves 13% of global sales

‘Popularity of UK music is only going in One Direction,’ says Sajid Javid MP

In the dock: Dot Branning (June Brown); Union boss claims EastEnders writers are paid less than minimum wage

New EastEnders scriptwriters are paid just ‘£2 an hour’ claims trade union boss

A scheme to trial new writers on BBC soaps means they are being paid less than half minimum wage, Bernie Corbett claims

Back in the frame: Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in 'Vicious'

Vicious, ITV: TV review: A hammy Seventies throwback saved by Sirs Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen

Despite the stellar cast the writing is snore-inducing and the acting is of the Miranda Hart School of Hammy Self-consciousness

Jules Odwyer with her talented dog Matisse

Britain's Got Talent winner: Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse win with tightrope-walking act

4.5 million people voted in the BGT final

Calum Scott's performance on BGT final falls apart

Britain's Got Talent final 2015: Calum Scott forgets lyrics losing out to Jules and Matisse

Simon Cowell didn’t stand up to applaud his Golden Buzzer act

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