Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
29 July 2013 11:51 AM
Psy’s YouTube channel might have hit its three billionth view earlier this month, but the king of Korean pop is not immune to the pressures of fame despite his success. He has admitted in a candid interview that vodka is his “best friend”.
29 July 2013 10:57 AM
It has been described as everything from a dog's dinner to an iceberg of terrible and awarded a desultory one-star by some of the most respected theatre critics in town. Could Wag! The Musical take the crown as the worst musical ever to hit the West End?
29 July 2013 09:57 AM
The artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre Sergei Filin has undergone 22 operations and has been left blind in one eye after the acid attack which plunged the famous ballet company into crisis six months ago.
29 July 2013 09:27 AM
Journalist Andrew Marr is set to return his Sunday morning BBC One show at the beginning of September.
26 July 2013 02:22 PM
The company who sold the Banksy mural "Slave Labour" have prompted further outcry after a second well-loved artwork was removed from a north London wall yesterday to be put up for auction commercially.
25 July 2013 12:07 PM
A blogger has been banned from Michael Jackson’s unlawful death trial after being accused of taking pictures of jurors.
Coronation Street Dispatches sting: Channel 4 to broadcast 'Celebs, Brands and Fake Fans' despite ITV legal threat
25 July 2013 10:48 AM
ITV has threatened to sue Channel 4 if the programme airs
25 July 2013 08:43 AM
She’s The Man actress Amanda Bynes has been sectioned following a disturbance in Southern California during which she is alleged to have set fire to herself and the driveway of a residential property.
24 July 2013 04:00 PM
It’s a song title that smacks of Simon Cowell-like levels of self-satisfaction. But One Direction, who are represented by the X Factor mogul’s Syco label, do not appear to have done themselves a disservice by calling their latest single “Best Song Ever” as it has rocketed into second place in the midweek charts and been watched 12.3 million times on Vevo in its first 24 hours.
24 July 2013 10:41 AM
Just a few days after JK Rowling was unmasked as the author behind crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling sales of the book have more than tripled.
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'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines