Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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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

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 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
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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'