Rob Sharp is a freelance journalist specialising in arts and culture. He was on staff at The Independent from July 2007 to December 2011, first as a features writer, and then as the paper’s arts correspondent. He has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. For more information visit his website, www.robsharp.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 October 2011 12:00 AM
Tate Modern's showpiece gallery celebrates art of analogue film-making
10 October 2011 10:00 AM
Ex-Python movie director Terry Gilliam may never make another film, as he tells Rob Sharp
10 October 2011 12:00 AM
The Monday Interview: Rob Sharp has an audience with the creative genius and former Python
10 October 2011 12:00 AM
It was supposed to be a tribute to one of Monty Python's most famous moments, when the comedians took on religious figures incensed by their 1979 satire The Life of Brian. But the writers and producers behind the BBC's forthcoming comedy drama Holy Flying Circus have angered rather than flattered them.
08 October 2011 12:00 AM
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the library, an ongoing war of words has reignited between Oxfordshire County Council and the author Philip Pullman over proposed cutbacks.
06 October 2011 12:00 AM
In the latest in a bizarre series of proclamations which have seen him banned from the Cannes Film Festival for claiming to be a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier, after being questioned by police in his homeland, has said he will never give another interview or speak in public again.
05 October 2011 12:00 AM
It is an artistic vision of two fictional figures locked in an intimate embrace. But it spent a decade in its early history languishing in a stable. Now Auguste Rodin's The Kiss, the public's favourite sculpture, begins a fresh chapter in its varied life as it goes on display in Kent.
04 October 2011 10:00 AM
In 1978 the author Jung Chang left China to study in Britain. Ten years later, inspired by a visit from her mother, she began writing about her life in her homeland.
04 October 2011 12:00 AM
In 1978 the Chinese author Jung Chang left Communist China to study in Britain. Ten years later, inspired by a visit from her mother, she began writing about her life in her homeland. The resulting book, Wild Swans – which is still banned in mainland China – went on to smash bestseller records worldwide. Now Chang's story is set to make history again, with an international collaboration to perform it on stage for the first time.
03 October 2011 10:00 AM
The residents of Folkestone don't know how close they came to having to live in the shadow of a huge balloon shaped like a human heart, looming over the town centre.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Katie Hopkins has just written a piece so hateful that it might give Hitler pause – why was it published?
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service