Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor, writer and columnist for The Independent and i.

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Boris Johnson refused to apologise after telling a cab driver to 'f*** off and die'

Cameraphones and social media have made voyeurs and moral scolds of us all

Cyclists filming bad drivers  will not necessarily make the roads safer

The Olympic Stadium in Baku

Baku European Games 2015: Sport and politics have become a poisonous mix we can no longer ignore

Journalists have been censored before they even set eyes on a race

Edinburgh Fringe 2015: The best comedy shows to book now

From television stars to intriguing newcomers, a guide to the hottest tickets for August

Susanna Reid speaks to David Cameron for Good Morning Britain

Sarcasm, charm and flirtation are all valuable – and equal – weapons for the media interviewer

They’re all flirts: trying to get closer with an ulterior motive in mind

There isn't a comedy name in Britain who Serafinowicz hasn't worked with - but he hasn't had his own name in the title since his sketch show in 2007

Inside the comic world of Peter Serafinowicz: The spoof video master is heading to Hollywood

From the BBC to Hollywood, Peter Serafinowicz is conquering the comedy world. But nothing's so much fun for him as posting spoof videos online, he tells Alice Jones
New BBC series Britain's Hardest Grafter seems to be tapping into the 'poverty porn' trend started by C4's Benefits Street

'Benefits Street' meets 'The Hunger Games' is a new low for the BBC

Poking fun at poor people — isn't the Beeb better than that?

Award-winning novelist Jonathan Franzen

If this is the year of the mega-novel, it’s going to be a very long 12 months

A harsh edit is needed. Life is too short to read bad, long books

The Facebook paradox: an overload of information narrows the mind

Twitter became an echo chamber of dismay, disbelief and expletives

Sculptor Antony Gormley, beside a sculpture entitled

Sir Antony Gormley interview: 'I don’t have any choice over this: it's what I was born to do'

Sir Antony Gormley, 64, is lying on his back on the smooth concrete floor of his studio and is swinging his long legs from side to side. Paint-spattered trousers, red socks, hiking boots, all cutting a lanky, alarming swathe through the air.

Martello, with its moat and drawbridge

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh: Hold the fort on Suffolk's coastline

Pull down the drawbridge to Aldeburgh's Martello Tower to discover a truly unconventional escape, says Alice Jones

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