Nick Clark

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.

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British author Helen Macdonald, pictured with Costa book of the year, 'H is for Hawk'

Costa Book Awards 2015: H is for Hawk named book of the year

Chief judge Robert Harris hits out at BBC for lack of literary programming

'King Charles III' is about Prince Charles’ accession to the throne
Ann Maguire was stabbed to death in a Leeds classroom. The Ann Maguire Gala will be set up in her memory

Daughter of stabbed teacher’s ballet gala

The Ann Maguire Gala organised by Emma Maguire, a Royal Ballet soloist, will be staged at Sadlers Wells Theatre

English National Opera, above in a 2014 production of ‘Così fan Tutte’, is embroiled in a bitter feud

ENO's outgoing chairman Martyn Rose demands artistic director John Berry be sacked

The chairman’s animosity towards Mr Berry was revealed in a private letter sent to the ENO’s president Sir Vernon Ellis

J.K. Simmons starring in the film 'Whiplash'

Whiplash movie hit by backlash from disgruntled jazz fans

The story of an ambitious young drummer driven to the edge of insanity by his teacher’s methods has failed to strike a chord with jazz aficionados

Mystery of the man holding a dead squirrel on live television revealed

ITV News broadcast was photobombed by a dead squirrel on Wednesday

Jessie Burton will have a role in the television adaptation of her novel 'The Miniaturist'

Jessie Burton: How to get TV roles? By writing a book that is adapted for the small screen

The actress-turned-author's best-selling novel 'The Miniaturist' has been picked up by the company which adapted 'White Teeth' and 'Wolf Hall' for television

Norris: 'We do not intend to lose one single audience member'

National director Rufus Norris defends Britain's subsidised theatre as he announces plans for his first year in charge

The schedule includes new work from Caryl Churchill and Patrick Marber as well as an adaptation by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy and a debut for Blur's Damon Albarn

Paolozzi’s arch mosaics above the escalators at Tottenham Court Road station will be demolished as part of the overhaul

Eduardo Paolozzi's 'much-loved' murals at Tottenham Court Road Tube station under threat from £400m Crossrail redevelopment

Campaigners say they are 'convinced more can be done to save them'

Tate Britain to host first major exhibition of Barbara Hepworth in 50 years

The gallery will display works recently unearthed online

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
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League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
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Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness