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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Sir Anthony Van Dyck’s final selfportrait was completed in 1641
The museum will be housed in Predappio’s Casa del Fascio

History of fascism museum to open in Mussolini’s town

Predappio already attracts neo-fascists, but its mayor wants to remind visitors of the dictator’s violent and bloody past

Museum of the Year: Art Fund reveals village museum will take on the Tate Britain for the title

Chair of judges says 2013 was a 'strong year, by any standards'

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will join the BBC Concert Orchestra on stage at the Royal Albert Hall this July for their Proms debut with A Man from the Future
Battersea Power Station was decommissioned in 1983

Battersea Power Station developers vow to pull down and rebuild iconic chimneys in just two years

The developers behind Battersea Power Station have vowed that the iconic building’s chimneys, which face a “vicious circle of deterioration,” will be demolished and rebuilt in just two years.

Leonardo DiCaprio (left) could team up with British director Danny Boyle for the Steve Jobs (right) biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio rumoured to be in the running for new Steve Jobs biopic

The forthcoming film about an iconic figure in America’s recent history has an Oscar-winning writer attached with an Oscar-winning director in advanced talks to come on board. So could the Steve Jobs biopic finally land Leonardo DiCaprio the best actor award he covets?

Waterstones to open its first new store in six years

The bookshop’s fight-back in the digital age gathers pace. Waterstones is to open its first new store in six years “designed for the 21st century,” which follows news that the growth in ebook sales is set to slow.

Ken Loach (left) and Mike Leigh who will be going head to head for one of cinema's most coveted prizes at this year's Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes darlings Ken Loach and Mike Leigh are set to go head to head for the coveted Palme d’Or as the two British representatives at this year’s festival competition.

Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe in

Racism storm as 'Noah' writer denies all-white cast is 'racist'

One of the writers of Hollywood blockbuster Noah has shrugged off complaints over the lack of diversity among its cast, saying the film did not want to end up with “a Benetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise”.

British scientists have discovered a new section of the boundary wall which they say proves that Ostia was much larger than previously estimated

Size matters: 'Crucial' ancient Roman city Ostia was 40% bigger than previously thought, after British team uncovers new ruins

British researchers have discovered ruins that prove a city crucial to the Roman Empire, bringing food to the ancient capital itself, was “much bigger” than previously thought. The find has been hailed as “crucial” in understanding the area around the first century AD. 

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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices