Alice-Azania Jarvis is a feature writer for The Independent
03 November 2011 12:00 AM
Hugh Grant says he couldn't be happier about his latest role: being a father without a relationship. He's not the only one...
02 November 2011 12:00 AM
Schools, offices, prisons and gyms are offering meditation classes as a way to find peace amid the bustle of daily life.
01 November 2011 12:00 AM
DNA date-matching: a scientific shortcut to love?
28 October 2011 12:00 AM
An understated examination of monogamy, Last Night sees Keira Knightly put in a strong (and relatively un-pouting) performance as Joanna, a British writer living in New York.
28 October 2011 12:00 AM
Making your own Christmas cake? The sooner you get going, the better it will be, says Alice-Azania Jarvis
27 October 2011 12:00 AM
26 October 2011 10:47 AM
There comes a time, every year, when the calls start arriving. “Hi, is that Alice?” they say, bubbling with good cheer.
26 October 2011 03:00 AM
Much is made, by the Gunpowder Theatre Company, of the fact that Days of the Commune is one of Bertolt Brecht's least-performed plays. Cynics might reply that there is a reason for this. This is a hefty, agenda-ridden account of the Paris Commune and as such it represents a challenge in any milieu – all the more so when that happens to be behind a South London pub during a grudge football match.
18 October 2011 10:00 AM
It was 1989 in Santa Monica. Duran Duran, Roxette and Bon Jovi blasted from the radio, while Madonna implored fans to express themselves. The fashion-conscious wore leopard print, shoulder pads and plaid. The body-conscious headed to Johnny G's Spin centre to burn off 600 calories an hour. Born in South Africa, Johnny Goldberg had moved to the US a decade earlier, working as a personal trainer and taking part in a host of endurance cycle races. One night, while out training on his bike, a passing car narrowly missed him. It was then he had the idea of taking cycling indoors. Spinning was born.
14 October 2011 12:00 AM
There is a lot about Prom that's surprising – in that it is, in fact, totally unsurprising. It follows every plot twist in the Book of Disney Clichés, something which – in the age of Mean Girls and Easy A – seems enormously out of place.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 3 Do you know this man? Amnesia sufferer found in park pleads for help in identifying who he is
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1