Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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Russell Brand, second from left, described Nigel Farage, far right, as a 'poundshop Enoch Powell' on Question Time

Tired old Question Time is all mouth and too many trousers - it's time for a change

Nobody ever makes a point, because points do not get applause

Why are some people so intent on censoring certain body parts and sexual acts?

Placing restrictions on pornography won't protect children, but a frank and open discussion might

Christian Bale stars as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott, it’s not about casting 'Mohammad so-and-so', it’s about realising you have a duty to make stars of non-white actors

‘Tax rebates’ is not a sympathetic response to accusations a £130m film is racist

There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

For decades, the way women appeared in advertisements was dictated by men. But now female photographers and creatives are changing the rules - as the new exhibition shows. Alice Jones meets the Mad Women
The Daily Mash 2015 annual

The Daily Mash: The perfect mash-up of jokes and journalism

The Daily Mash is now the UK's biggest humour website, producing comedy "on an industrial scale"

Some of the words that were proposed by TIME magazine to be banned

In an age when Kim Kardashian’s bottom can break the internet, feminism is a term we cannot do without

Time magazine are trying to justify what is a clear piece of trolling

The comedian Daniel O'Reilly appeared contrite on BBC Newsnight last night

Dapper Laughs is dead – and ITV didn’t even turn up to the comedian's funeral

The rise and fall of the laddish comedian is a lesson in how television does not understand online

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

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific