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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Books
12 February 2007
There is a certain variety of British man who often washes up in Latin America, having failed to make the grade in love...
Music and Performance
05 February 2007
I had imagined that Robert Del Naja, otherwise known as 3D, the driving force behind Massive Attack, would be haughty,...
Politics
22 January 2007
The footage of Robert F Kennedy himself is the most remarkable thing about Bobby, the forthcoming film about the day he...
Film
15 January 2007
Throughout my interview with Alejandro Gon zález Iñárritu I wonder - as one does when in close proximity to a rather...
Politics
18 December 2006
"For Christmas, I'll be going to stay with my mum for three or four weeks. I'll be leaving here around 16 or 17...
Film
27 November 2006
It is Tuesday morning, and I am sitting in the bar of a respectable central London hotel with the actor Jay Brannan. "...
Politics
06 November 2006
"What we urgently need is social change on an unprecedented scale. And that has always meant direct action: if it weren...
Human Rights
06 November 2006
Ghosts, the new drama from the film-maker Nick Broomfield based on the deaths of 23 Chinese cockle-pickers at Morecambe...
Books
30 October 2006
The death of "bling" was heralded by its not very "street" inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003. The...
Law
16 October 2006
"I admit that I recklessly ripped Linda's bra strap, causing damage." Fourteen-year-old Musa writes the sentence out...
Ideas
09 October 2006
Contemporary art has never been more fashionable. At the Frieze Art Fair, which opens in London this month, collectors...
Culture
09 October 2006
Fernando Botero is best known for jolly, rotund sculptures such as the Broadgate Venus, which resides in Exchange...
25 September 2006
Patti Smith raises her arms and lets loose a howl. "What is the point?" she wails. "What is the point?" A wall of...
04 September 2006
A frisson of nervous energy sweeps the Ballet Nacional de Cuba's elegant headquarters in Havana as Alicia Alonso's...
Politics
21 August 2006
Ask anyone on the streets of Havana about the city's current mood and they will tell you the same thing. "Ah, tranquilo...

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