Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.
07 February 2014 07:33 PM
Misguided media excitement may have been partly due to photographs of the pair in costume at a charity event
06 February 2014 11:00 PM
Jerry Seinfeld is the world's most successful comedian. Thanks to Seinfeld, a sitcom about nothing that ran for a decade and is regularly named the best television show of all time, he is now worth an estimated $800m.
06 February 2014 03:51 PM
Contemporary artwork satirised in new parody book for under fives
As SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson found out the hard way, many ‘global ambassadors’ are just an accident waiting to happen
31 January 2014 06:20 PM
Everyone is talking about the firm for the first time since 1984. There is one winner in all this mess
31 January 2014 03:25 PM
The greatest TV father since Homer Simpson
30 January 2014 10:00 PM
Long before Anchorman and the American Office, Steve Carell played Mail Room Guy without Glasses. And long before Parks and Recreation and the Golden Globes, Amy Poehler was Woman Sprayed with Hose. Now superstars of comedy with Hollywood at their feet, both had their first, minor film roles in Tomorrow Night, alongside another comedy titan of the future, Louis C.K.
25 January 2014 12:00 AM
For 150 years the railway line between Moscow and St Petersburg ran as straight as an arrow for 403 miles. Straight, but for one big bend near Novgorod. The story goes that Tsar Nicholas was so fed up of officials dithering over the route that he plonked a ruler on the map and drew a straight line between the two cities, accidentally drawing around his finger in the process. Too terrified to point out his error, the builders constructed the railway with the Tsar's bump in place.
24 January 2014 12:00 AM
Gone Girl had neon orange lettering on matt black with a demented scribble design. Before We Met has neon pink lettering on matt black with an exploding flower. Its tagline - “The most dangerous lies are those closest to home” – could very well have been the tagline for Gone Girl.
17 January 2014 06:14 PM
The high street cut itself adrift from size reality years ago
17 January 2014 06:08 PM
This is a delicious tale. The little guys showing up the heartless multinational giant
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
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- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
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