Alice O'Keeffe is an award-winning journalist and former arts editor of the New Statesman. She now works as a freelance writer and looks after two young children. You can find her on Twitter as @AliceOKeeffe.

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Culture
30 April 2009
Gig Review
Politics
12 February 2009
This is my final week as the New Statesman’s arts editor. For the past four years – first at the Observer, and then at...
Books
05 February 2009
A warning: do not, as I did, start reading this book in your lunch break. The writer introduces the protagonist's...
Culture
29 January 2009
On the day after Barack Obama promised in his inauguration speech to begin the work of remaking America, a group of...
UK Politics
15 January 2009
On the doorstep of a neat, pebble-dash house on Dagenham's First Avenue, Phil Waker, pudgy, good-natured local Labour...
Politics
18 December 2008
Last year's Christmas issue of the New Statesman contained my report from the Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedford,...
Culture
27 November 2008
"Where's ya heels?" is the cry that greets Eddie Izzard as he takes the stage for Stripped, his first West End show in...
Books
27 November 2008
Gabriel García Márquez's life story is just as magical as anything in his fiction. He was raised in a tiny, largely...
Human Rights
20 November 2008
"Yesterday was one of the worst days I have ever had to experience," wrote Bethlehem Abate, aged 11. She described how...
Culture
30 October 2008
There is a crowd gathered outside the Lazarides Gallery on the Charing Cross Road. Inside, three grinning dwarfs in...
Film
23 October 2008
Sarah Silverman's single UK stand-up show (19 October) was preceded by so much advance publicity that by the time she...
UK Politics
25 September 2008
The government has taken an important step towards a more humane immigration system for children. At a meeting with the...
Culture
25 September 2008
From the roof terrace of the Nós do Morro theatre in the Vidigal favela, Rio de Janeiro looks like the sparkling...
04 September 2008
Every year, around 2,000 children pass through the UK’s immigration detention centres. They are there because their...
South America
17 July 2008
No sooner had Ingrid Betancourt touched down in Bogotá than the film industry magazine Variety was reporting Tinseltown...

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