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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One of the most common regrets amongst the over-50s is marrying the wrong person

What the middle-aged regret: marrying the wrong person

Divorce rates among the over-50s have rocketed by a third in 10 years

Damien Hirst

British culture 'flatlining' as funds dwindle, says academic

Coalition's anti-culture policy and cuts in local authority spending blamed
Make-up artists prepare contestants for last year’s Miss World, held in Budapest

Unpaid make-up artists reveal the ugly side of Miss World

Beauty pageant offered to pay artists in "credit" and goodie bags

Former prime minister, Sir John Major

Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

“In my experience, few MPs are the self-serving individuals they are sometimes portrayed as being.”

Fenton Town Hall in Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke's Fenton Town Hall protesters vow to occupy past Christmas

Protesters campaigning against the sell-off of the Fenton Town Hall in Stoke-on-Trent have vowed to occupy the historic building over Christmas and beyond.

Henry Marsh said he was rather 'pleased' at the nomination

Costa Book Awards 2014: Leading brain surgeon shortlisted for book which takes doctors off their pedestal

Henry Marsh heads list with non-fiction book Do No Harm

The Prince said drawing was 'one of the most direct ways of engaging with the world'

Prince Charles’s old drawing school wins royal mark of approval

Name change puts East End academy on a par with Royal Ballet and RADA

Chris Johnson, left, and Tim Keck, founded ‘The Onion’ as a print magazine in 1988

‘The Onion’ is for sale – insert satirical headline here

Website that has mocked and parodied the media so brilliantly finds itself in the news

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey on the set of ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar: In space no one can hear you speak, if Christopher Nolan gets his way

Director has responded to the criticism by saying the sound was exactly how he wanted it

Detail of Piero della Francesca’s ‘The Resurrection’

'The greatest picture in the world': Italy relies on donor to restore Piero della Francesca’s The Resurrection, the masterpiece saved in wartime

Concerns have been raised that the work is flaking and discoloured, while cracks have become increasingly visible

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there