Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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Rurik Jutting is guarded by police on his way to the Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong, China, November 3, 2014

Two women were murdered by Rurik Jutting, and they deserve to be treated with more respect

Initial reports pegged Jutting's victims, already dehumanised by their brutal killer, as 'two prostitutes'

It’s time to say no to Roman Polanski, the on-the-run paedophile

The sleazy refrain of “they were different times” to justify unlawful sex just doesn't wash anymore

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, book review: The rise and faltering of a sitcom star

It's a promising trajectory but Hornby abandons his funny girl for more of his hapless men

The Metropolitan Police has settled on a sum of £425,000 as compensation for invading one woman’s life 30 years ago

Sex as a tool for keeping the peace? Surely that’s taking undercover policing too far

The Met is shamefully mealy-mouthed on the case

Facebook and Apple have both offered to fund the freezing of their female employees eggs

Apple and Facebook should keep their noses out of their female employees’ ovaries

Companies funding egg freezing treatment marks women out as different from men

General view of the London skyline as seen from the London Eye

London is expensive, crowded and frenetic — and how we love to hate it

It’s the dark star of the economy, inexorably sucking in people and energy

Cassetteboy

Cassetteboy interview: How I upstaged the Prime Minister with 'Cameron's Conference Rap'

When Cassetteboy set the PM's words to Eminem track 'Lose Yourself' they had no idea it would prove a viral YouTube sensation. One half of the double-act meets Alice Jones

'There are few things I object to. I am not easily offended, ever'

Anna Faris: The conversation

The 'Scary Movie'-turned-sitcom star on the perils of eating a burrito, manipulative mums, and her love of dead insects
Boris Johnson's speech at the Conservative Party conference

Politicians should avoid inviting real people to their conferences — it only makes them look even weirder

What can a career politician who has gone from public school to Westminster possibly know about real life?

Showstopper: the ground-floor terrace
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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss
Tony Blair joins a strange and exclusive club of political leaders whose careers have been blighted by the Middle East

Blair has joined a strange and exclusive club

A new tomb has just gone up in the Middle East's graveyard of US and British political reputations, says Patrick Cockburn
Election 2015: Meet the top 12 wacky candidates seeking your vote in May

Election 2015

Meet the top 12 wacky candidates seeking your vote in May