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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Music and Performance
10 July 2008
Michael Eavis, founder and director of the Glastonbury Festival, was clear about his motives for inviting the rapper...
Culture
19 June 2008
Huang Yong Ping has a beautiful, leopard-like cat that curls around his feet as he answers the door. It is the only...
Books
19 June 2008
Maybe it's a girl thing, but I have never associated gardening with warfare. The skill-set seems to me quite different...
Music and Performance
01 May 2008
One might have thought that the pop music critic would be a forward-looking species, constantly on the hunt for the...
International Politics
10 April 2008
Orlando Ordoñez no longer looks like a guerrillero. He is clean-shaven, with suit, shiny boots and long hair slicked...
Film
03 April 2008
Wayne McGregor leans his gangly body against the mirrors in the airy Jerwood Space studios and observes as his dancers...
International Politics
27 March 2008
Imagine a cross between Elizabeth Taylor and Zippo the Clown, and you come close to picturing Fanny Mikey. Her frizz of...
Music and Performance
28 February 2008
When Dinho talks about AfroReggae he gets an evangelical gleam in his eye. He says the band, in which he is now a...
South America
21 February 2008
Until I went to the Rio Carnival, I had always considered myself something of a party animal. That self-image now lies...
Books
21 February 2008
Oscar de León is not a typical swaggering Latino male. He can't dance, he throws like a girl, and he is obsessed with...
International Politics
24 January 2008
After nearly half a century in power, Fidel Castro is too consummate a revolutionary to let his guard down in this...
Politics
13 December 2007
When nine-year-old Adeboye Falode grows up, he wants to be on The X Factor. "I want to be a singer," he says in a broad...
Culture
06 December 2007
"It's Britney, bitch." Thus begins the latest album by Britney Spears, marking her metamorphosis from teen sweetheart...
Culture
22 November 2007
To appreciate the weirdness of the opening party for the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (Ucca), the latest addition...
Culture
18 October 2007
On the balcony of Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, a group of schoolchildren is staring down at the latest in the gallery's...

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