Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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If students think that stripping is the way to make ends meet then there’s something missing from their education

Twizzling around a greasy pole is now a leisure activity for hen parties

Big time: Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'

Where is the UK's Jimmy Fallon?

We need more of the old-style entertainer

The Week in Radio: Fascinating tales from heroes on the home front in BBC's World War One at Home

"I was born when the war was on. And I was yellow." So began the story of Gladys Sangster, one of the First World War's "canary babies". Gladys' mother worked at the National Shell Filling Factory No 9 on the outskirts of Banbury, Oxfordshire. The chemicals in the TNT powder she handled daily turned her skin yellow, and when Gladys was born, she came out yellow, too. "It gradually faded away," said Gladys unfazed.

A scene from Analog.ue

Analog.Ue, theatre review: Daniel Kitson's new show has pleasing bite

National Theatre, London

Kick starter: Cristiano Ronaldo and his waxwork

Inside Cristiano Ronaldo's museum: 'I have room for more trophies'

Museu CR7 in Funchal, Madeira, is devoted to just one subject: the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Alice Jones pays a visit

Stranger than fiction: Nathan Penlington performs ‘Choose Your Own Documentary’

The Week in Comedy: How does Nathan Penlington's comedy quest end? You decide...

To stand up on stage and perform a one-man show is an act of bravery. To stand up on stage and perform a one-man show that has 1,566 possible versions and five possible endings, and then to hand the controls of that show over to an audience is an act of madness.

It's time for Stephen Fry to hang up his tuxedo as host of the Baftas. But who could replace him?

Russell Brand would be the anarchic choice, but he is probably too egotistical

ITV is to launch a new channel later this year showing

A ‘women’s’ TV channel majoring on lifestyle and reality programmes is an innovation that nobody’s been waiting for

ITVBe, like Bic’s easy-grip pens For Her and Cadbury’s low-cal women’s chocolate bar, is not an invention to celebrate

Shock of the news: ‘Mock the Week’ host Dara O'Briain with male panellists Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons

The Week in Comedy: Women can stand up for themselves

Here's a little comedy quiz. Everyone loves a comedy quiz, especially television commissioners, who cannot get enough of them. You may have heard the questions a few times before, but here goes (1) Are women as funny as men? And (2) not unrelated, should there be more women on panel shows? The answers are yes and yes, and always have been, but that does not stop the two questions being asked with tedious regularity.

Twitter and Facebook aren't just competing for users – they're moving into the same London building

If Twitter wants to stop making losses, it needs to take a leaf out of Facebook and show that it has a warm, cuddly side

Facebook makes users feel like stars, Twitter makes them feel like wallflowers at a party

Day In a Page

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