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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Elif Shafak: ‘What worries me is that we haven’t learnt anything from history’

Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of nationalism in Britain

"What worries me is that we haven’t learnt anything from history"

‘Us’ author David Nicholls was speaking at the ‘Independent’ Bath Literature Festival

The Independent Bath Literature Festival: I'm glad I didn’t make the Booker shortlist - Nicholls

Novelist also revealed that after the 'stress' of adapting his hit One Day for the big screen, he would never do it again

Jake and Dinos Chapman were motivated by revenge to make 'Bring me the Head of Franco Toselli! '
Sir Simon Rattle will be joining the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017

Sir Simon Rattle returns to London for his ‘last big job’

Conductor’s homecoming boosts hopes for new venue to replace Barbican

Baton charge: Simon Rattle conducting the LSO in 2012

Simon Rattle appointed music director of London Symphony Orchestra

The conductor is currently artistic director of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Sathnam Sanghera blames the lack of infrastructure which just ‘is not there’

The Independent Bath Literature Festival: Asian writers say it's getting harder to get their work adapted for screen

The panel said the label of British Asian brought positive as well as negative benefits

As depicted in Disney's Robin Hood, King John was cowardly, cruel, avaricious and incompetent

Historian: ‘Disney was right to show King John as a villain' in Robin Hood

Marc Morris spoke against experts’ views in recent years that John was a capable ruler

Homer’s equation, in an episode in 1998, comes close to the truth, as revealed 14 years later

How Homer Simpson discovered the Higgs boson over a decade before scientists

The author of 'The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets', says the programme is: 'the most mathematical show on prime-time television in history'

Michael Frayn at home in Petersham, south west London, Britain

The Independent Bath Literature Festival: Michael Frayn’s Hard Problem with Stoppard and his ‘stupid’ audiences

Michael Frayn said that Tom Stoppard should 'make things clear', after Stoppard complained of having to rewrite a scene three times in his new play The Hard Problem

Campbell: ‘Sometimes you have to be economical with the truth’

Alastair Campbell's guide to political success: never lie, but don't always tell the truth

Tony Blair's former spin doctor says MPs should study tactics of leading sports figures like Chelsea manager José Mourinho

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Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
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Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
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From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

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