Ellen Grace Jones
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Ellen Grace Jones is a London based arts and socio-political writer/commentator and editor of arts and culture site, The Metropolist.

She also runs the boutique content and editorial agency, Invisible Heartbeat and is the founder of the award nominated, pithy and provocative fashion news site The Real Runway.

Ellen has written for Dazed and Confused, VICE, Mixmag, Reality Sandwich, DRAMA Magazine, Plastique, Art Wednesday,Trendstop and WGSN

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Brand Vs Farage: The Paradox

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2014 | (18:30)

I like Russell Brand. I also quite like Nigel Farage. What's a girl to do? Thursday night's Question Time showdown was hardly the political panto punch-up we'd been hoping for but at least it gave us 'pound shop Enoch Powell' and more in-audience action than the disabled gentleman...

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The Hackney Fashion Hub: A Temple of Consumerism Which Will Only Exacerbate the Problem It's Seeking to Heal

(6) Comments | Posted 26 June 2013 | (00:02)

Who can forget those scenes nearly two years ago: grainy CCTV shots of impoverished youths fleeing JD Sports and Comet with armfuls of sportswear and electronic goods during the London riots. A generation of disenfranchised teens grabbing whatever their light-fingered hands could carry in a wild, opportunist rampage.


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Bye Bye Bilderberg - It's Been Emotional...

(19) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (00:00)

Come out Bilderbergers, your time is up! Those poor Bilderbergers. Poor, poor Bilderbergers. So used to operating under the cover of darkness, away from the glare of media lenses and public scrutiny. Not any more: haha! As the last Mercedes slunk through the Grove gates on Sunday, escorting the final...

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Bilderberg: Day Two

(9) Comments | Posted 8 June 2013 | (12:15)

The Bilderberg delegates may be snugly tucked in their plush Grove enclave for their clandestine weekend meeting, however the Fringe event was in full swing on Friday. Hundreds of activists, concerned citizens and media rubbed shoulders within the entrance area of the Grove specifically allocated by Watford authorities to house...

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Bilderberg: Day One

(3) Comments | Posted 7 June 2013 | (10:36)

If you go down to the Grove today you're in for a big surprise... It's day one of Bilderberg. For the diehards - it's THE day to go to snatch the chance to witness a passing delegate zipping through the gates in a blackened Mercedes up to their weekend lair....

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Bilderberg 2013 Countdown: Get Ready for My Daily Bilderblog

(29) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (00:00)

Do you Bilderberg? Or rather, do you know Bilderberg? Nope? Well given the dark cloak of secrecy shrouding the shadowy annual conflab don't feel bad for not getting the memo. For the uninitiated, each year the world's elite bankers, royalty, parliamentarians and CEOs self-imprison themselves in some of the most...

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The Alex Jones Paradox

(3) Comments | Posted 8 January 2013 | (15:28)

If you give a man enough rope, he'll hang himself.

After Piers Morgan imposed his views and barely let his guests get a word in edgeways when discussing US gun control the other week, it was nothing - if not pleasurable - to witness him getting a...

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Why the US Should Not Ban Guns

(364) Comments | Posted 18 December 2012 | (23:00)

That sound? The collective hand-wringing of thousands who are up-in-arms demanding Obama introduce serious gun legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Michael Moore and Piers Morgan began as unofficial poster boys for the action and now Mayor Bloomberg has weighed in,...

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Apocalypse, How? 21 December 2012 (Not) the End of The World

(13) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (23:00)

Tick tock, tick tock, it's not long now until that hallowed date: the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. Should we be freaking the hell out, battening down the hatches, quarantining ourselves in our basement with industrial quantities of freeze-dried food? Of course Hollywood's fear propaganda machine tried to have...

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David Icke: What Went Right?

(39) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (23:00)

David Icke famously said after he first spoke out nearly 25 years ago out he couldn't fill a phone box. This weekend he spoke to a sold out Wembley Arena for nine hours. Which begs the question, what went right?

Let's get that 'R' word out of the way first,...

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'It Was Good While it Lasted'

(10) Comments | Posted 11 October 2012 | (00:00)

...Read the chilling yet thankfully dismantled epitaph of Jimmy Savile which was hauled down in the dead of night from Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough. "Out of respect to public opinion, to those who are buried there, and to those who tend their graves and visit there, we have decided to...

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The Queen's Jubilee: A Cause for Celebration or Concern?

(18) Comments | Posted 21 May 2012 | (00:00)

The bunting is prepped, the flags unfurled, but it has to be asked: in these increasingly impoverished times, do we really have reason to celebrate? With ruthless austerity cuts and London sitting eerily under the shadow of a police state Olympics, there are many who'd rather...

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Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

(283) Comments | Posted 5 May 2012 | (00:00)

This week the University of Sheffield announced results of experiments which promulgate Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' theory. Scientists claim we humans continue to be subject to the forces and whims of natural selection like other species.

"We have shown advances have not challenged the fact that our...

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Samantha Brick: Open Season

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2012 | (18:34)

I pity Samantha Brick. No, not because the poor love can't strike up a fag for the want of thousands of Zippo-clutching men leaping to her aid, nor because of all the cruel jealous bitches out there hating on her 'beauty'. I pity her because she's been stitched up a...

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Girls Military Propaganda Gone Wild

(0) Comments | Posted 30 March 2012 | (21:25)

Hey girls! Been double-crossed by a lowdown, dirty, cheatin' man? Wipe away those tears honey and sign-up to Uncle Sam. The Military Industrial Complex Needs YOU!

With all the subtlety of The Simpsons', 'Yvan Eht Nioj (Join The Navy)' Katy Perry's new video for her single

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Phony, Baloney: Kony 2012

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2012 | (13:49)

How do you solve a problem like Joe Kony? There's nothing like an evil bogeyman dictator to rouse those emotions.

One would have to have a heart of stone to not be moved by the plight of poor Jacob, the young Ugandan who stars in Kony 2012, the...

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Why I'll be Supporting the Union's Proposed Olympic Strike

(76) Comments | Posted 1 March 2012 | (23:00)

I enjoy the odd bit of sport. My personal achievement highlights include: coming twelfth in the UK at springboard diving, appearing on Blue Peter as part of my school's skipping team and winning the year six sports day sack race. Let it be said - I won't be bothering the...

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London Fashion Week: A Clothes-Centric Microcosm Of Society's Macrocosm

(1) Comments | Posted 24 February 2012 | (08:54)

As something of a stalwart of the biannual sartorial circle-jerk that is London Fashion Week, following this season's spectacle I cannot help observe how it's changed over the six years I've been attending. Oft, for the better, but also, regrettably, the worse.

LFW has never operated in the...

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Left vs Right: Can We All Play Nicely Now?

(1) Comments | Posted 13 February 2012 | (14:40)

When a recent Canadian study claiming left-wingers to be brainier than their righty counterparts made the Daily Mail headlines, much sniggering ensued about - hoho - the irony of the publisher's political persuasion.

According to the Brock University academics, conservative politics serves as a kind of 'gateway'...

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Forget M.I.A's Bird-Flip, Worry About Pop's Sexual Moral Decline

(21) Comments | Posted 7 February 2012 | (23:00)

It's hard to believe it's been eight years since Janet Jackson's 'Nipplegate' and the Superbowl has been seriously lacking a good scandal until now.

Yes we all love a spot of moral outrage and thanks to naughty M.I.A's, ahem, 'finger malfunction' during Grand High Priestess Madge's Egyptian-Greco-Roman

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