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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Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramovic,centre, announces her latest durational performance at the Serpentine Gallery in London

Marina Abramovic: What a performance for an artist taking on ‘cynical, drunken’ Brits

Serb Marina Abramovic says she’s ready for 64 days of interacting with the great British public

Alex Salmond, top left, sitting behing David Cameron, bottom right, at Wimbledon

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond says David Cameron is running scared over referendum as Andy Murray slams Saltire stunt

Alex Salmond said he was surprised by Barack Obama’s support for Scotland remaining part of the UK, claiming it showed how alarmed David Cameron is at the prospect of losing the referendum.

The arrests have prompted calls to push through a code of conduct to prevent confusion over performing on the capital’s streets

London busking arrests lead to calls for code of conduct

The “heavy-handed” arrest of four buskers in London has prompted calls to push through a code of conduct to be introduced to prevent confusion over performing on the capital’s streets.

Burns specialists scrutinised the mental and physical health of Scotland’s bard

Was Robert Burns' infamous 'blue devilism' a sign of bipolar disorder?

Robert Burns, one of Scotland’s most important literary figures, wrote of his mood swings and melancholia as “blue devilism”. Today, experts suggest it might be diagnosed as bipolar disorder.

Gillian Flynn on Hamlet: 'What slightly cheeky writer wouldn’t be tempted to reimagine it?'

Though this be madness... Hamlet to be given thriller twist

The author of the bestselling thriller novel Gone Girl is to retell the story of Hamlet, saying she had “long been fascinated” by the play’s themes of murder, betrayal and revenge.

Members of the cast of a new touring production of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' perform at the Globe theatre in London

Just one actor in 50 makes more than £20,000 per year, survey shows

Britain’s wealth of acting talent was celebrated this month at the TV Baftas in a glitzy ceremony at a time while the country continues to provide a stream of actors for some of America’s biggest films and television shows.

David Tennant is seen as a BBC favourite

Equity slams BBC for 'failing to cast unknown actors’

The BBC has been accused of failing to give lesser-known actors the chance to star in its dramas because roles are being filtered “through selected agents”.

DJ Sara Cox, left, said of Pitbull:

Sara Cox takes on rapper Pitbull: He ‘makes my soul weep with the way he sings about women’

DJ adds voice to growing concerns over sexism in pop

Green Party chief Natalie Bennett had hoped to win six seats

European elections 2014: Green MEPs now outnumber Lib Dems

The Green Party was celebrating “overturning the odds” to push the Liberal Democrats into fifth place in the European elections.

Firefighters survey the wreckage after the fire

Glasgow School of Art fire: Full damage of blaze at Rennie Mackintosh building revealed

The priceless Mackintosh Library has been destroyed, but there is hope for the rest of the city's unique School of Art
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With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Evan Davis: The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing to take over at Newsnight

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Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

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How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

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Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride