Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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Stephen Grosz, psychoanalyst and author of the book 'The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves'

Stephen Grosz to write new book inspired by daughter's crush on Doctor Who

Psychoanalyst's new book to be based on 'attachment and intimacy'

Fantasy stuff: Count Arthur Strong

The Week in Comedy: Fancy a laugh? Go to a book festival

"Have you actually read the book? You're asking me a lot of questions about it." This was, quite obviously, no ordinary literature festival talk. How could it be, when the author in question was Count Arthur Strong?

Independent Bath Literature Festival: Move on from the Nazis, historian pleads

Don’t mention the war, or at least don’t mention it quite so often – that was the plea from one historian.

Alastair Campbell, at the Independent Bath Literature Festival yesterday, says Putin has it right on alcohol

Independent Bath Literature Festival: Art is as powerful as politics, claims Alastair Campbell

Former Downing Street communications chief reveals change of heart inspired by the three novels he has written since leaving government

Frieda Hughes at the Independent Bath Literature festival

Independent Bath Literature Festival: Poetry royalty Frieda Hughes shares experiences as a counsellor

She is mid-way through training and currently works as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care

Presenter Sally Magnusson at the Independent Bath Literature Festival

Sally Magnusson: Dementia care in Britain 'not fit for purpose'

Presenter said society's treatment of dementia patients was 'less than human'

Jonathan Aitken at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher last year

Jonathan Aitken: An 'insecure' Margaret Thatcher ‘promoted handsome male MPs’

Margaret Thatcher was a “surprisingly insecure” woman who promoted male MPs based on their good looks, according to Jonathan Aitken.

Jonathan Grimwood was nominated for the award last year for a sex scene in ‘The Last Banquet’

The Independent Bath Literature Festival: The Bad Sex Award is ‘idiotic’, says nominee Jonathan Grimwood

The Bad Sex Award is “idiotic”, according to one of last year’s nominees.

Punters waiting for the next talk at the Bath Literature Festival

The Independent Bath Literature Festival: Surgeon attacks chaotic hospital system

The country’s most senior neurosurgeon has attacked the state of UK hospitals.

Wes Anderson and the best props in Hollywood: Meet the graphic designer tasked with bringing the director's films to life

A Wes Anderson film is usually instantly recognisable as a Wes Anderson film. Droll, dysfunctional characters in kooky costumes; meticulously realised, often imaginary settings; eye-popping colour; witty details; whimsy; Bill Murray. The Grand Budapest Hotel, his eighth feature, is no exception. Quite apart from the astonishing cast list – Brody, Dafoe, Fiennes, Goldblum, Keitel, Law, Norton, Swinton, Wilson and, yes, Murray – it may be the auteur's most visually sumptuous film yet.

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice