Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.
07 July 2014 05:18 PM
As his new play opens, Torben Betts tells Alice Jones about his blackly comic portraits of middle-class culture and angst
07 July 2014 09:57 AM
Two derelict houses in the quiet town of Archidona have been transformed in cool, pale shades. Alice Jones checks in
If the BBC spent less time on self-reflection maybe it would notice the real world beyond Portland Place
27 June 2014 05:41 PM
"Auntie" has a lot of catching up to do
26 June 2014 12:00 AM
The 1980s-pop-soaked musical is aiming to be this summer's Mamma Mia!
20 June 2014 05:50 PM
A weekend at the festival will cost you £500. You can get a week in Spain for less
20 June 2014 05:44 PM
It’s a bold performer who takes on Katy Perry at her own game but that is what Bryony Kimmings does in her latest show. And, even bolder, she does it with the help of her 11-year old niece, Taylor. Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel, a five-star hit at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, is a show about Kimmings’ search for a modern heroine. Not an oversexed pop poppet, not a Disney heroine, but a credible, likeable superstar to inspire young girls.
13 June 2014 06:18 PM
We laugh at heavily tattooed footballers, but love it when upper-class men get inked
13 June 2014 05:26 PM
Oh, what’s occurring? Not much, as far as the American version of Gavin and Stacey is concerned. The remake for Fox, titled Us & Them, has been dropped and the completed episodes – starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Blede and a supporting cast of Michael Ian Black, Kurt Fuller and Malcolm in the Middle’s Jane Kaczmarek – will never air.
Busting the BritWedCom boom: Since Four Weddings and a Funeral conquered all, UK films have been trying to recreate the magic
07 June 2014 12:00 AM
Four weddings and a funeral. And that was all it took. $245,700,823 (£146,923,932) at the global box office and a couple of Oscar nominations later, a genre was born. The BritWedCom. Ever since Hugh Grant stammered his swear words out, the British film industry has tried relentlessly, unashamedly, like a randy best man with the prettiest bridesmaid, to make sparks fly again.
06 June 2014 06:01 PM
Skirt length and underwear choices rarely come up in connection with other criminal cases. Why do myths persist in the relentlessly wobbly discourse around rape?
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
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- 2 Pub landlord captures moment customer falls over on CCTV – just like Del Boy did on Only Fools and Horses
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential