Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.
06 March 2014 09:30 PM
"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?
06 March 2014 07:19 PM
Don’t mention the war, or at least don’t mention it quite so often – that was the plea from one historian.
06 March 2014 07:17 PM
Former Downing Street communications chief reveals change of heart inspired by the three novels he has written since leaving government
Independent Bath Literature Festival: Poetry royalty Frieda Hughes shares experiences as a counsellor
05 March 2014 07:01 PM
She is mid-way through training and currently works as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care
05 March 2014 02:38 PM
Presenter said society's treatment of dementia patients was 'less than human'
04 March 2014 06:32 PM
Margaret Thatcher was a “surprisingly insecure” woman who promoted male MPs based on their good looks, according to Jonathan Aitken.
The Independent Bath Literature Festival: The Bad Sex Award is ‘idiotic’, says nominee Jonathan Grimwood
03 March 2014 07:56 PM
The Bad Sex Award is “idiotic”, according to one of last year’s nominees.
03 March 2014 07:54 PM
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
01 March 2014 12:00 AM
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.
If students think that stripping is the way to make ends meet then there’s something missing from their education
28 February 2014 06:47 PM
Twizzling around a greasy pole is now a leisure activity for hen parties
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 4 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence