BBC shows Kennedy series that riled US

Controversial mini-series The Kennedys, cancelled in the US after complaints over historical accuracy, is to be screened on BBC2.

Tom Sutcliffe: Watch out, office bosses – you too could topple

Social Studies: Do the sovereign virtues of democracy somehow break down when miniaturised?

The TV stars who get lost in translation

Jon Hamm sparkles in Mad Men but falls flat on the big screen. He's not the only one to fail at the cinema, says Ben Walsh

Terence Blacker: Must love be all around?

When Al and Tipper Gore snogged on a public platform, divorce lawyers started licking their lips.

Screen Talk

Grist to the Milla

For most it is no news flash that critics of Hollywood think the town churns out movies that cater to the lowest, most miserable denominator. So when it emerged that plans were already drawn up for a fifth outing of Resident Evil as the fourth one hit the screens, emotions ran high. "As long as there are fan boys clamouring for more of this brainless plotless slop, airbrushed eye candy and increasingly ridiculous wire stunts... they'll get it," was one reaction. But for every angry web head, there are three excited fan boys, delighted at the prospect of Milla Jovovich (above left) kicking otherworldly butt dressed in tight clothing. But perhaps for the first time, one debater volunteered the theory that the films were spoiling the image of the computer game that originally spawned the pictures. Now that's a turnaround. At least Jovovich will be back for the fifth and suggested that perhaps ideas for the next instalment may come from suggestions on Twitter, via one of her own tweets.

Beyond skinny: Is there life after skinny jeans?

Carola Long explores spring's key denim trends, from high-waisted flares to slouchy boyfriend silhouettes

Helen Croydon: You won't get me back into flatties

All this heel bashing is a conspiracy against the feminine power a stiletto can yield

Sick of making bad decisions? Let the web make them for you

I'm sick of spending so much time making decisions, like what to eat for lunch or where to go on a date. So lately I've been outsourcing the process to a free new web service that is happy to do it for me.

Travel by numbers: Romantic breaks

Let Valentine's Day be your inspiration for a holiday made just for two, whether in Lancashire or Las Vegas. Ben Ross puts one and one together

Tom Cruise is in control

The Hollywood actor has suffered a critical backlash since his sofa-hopping declaration of love for Katie Holmes and espousal of Scientology. Now he's back with a true-life Nazi thriller. Gaynor Flynn meets him

Your hit list of wardrobe staples

When the going gets tough, the tough still go shopping, but they invest in wardrobe staples that will look good for years to come, says Carola Long

Guy Adams: Did the Earth move for you, darling?

LA Notebook

Vultures circle Holmes' debut on Broadway

It feels, as they might say in the Church of Scientology, like distinctly bad Karma. Two months before the curtains go up, an extremely large vulture is beginning to circle over Katie Holmes' Broadway debut.

The wisdom of King Giorgio

She's the bright young star breaking all the rules. He's the grand master whose influence on the way we dress is felt around the world. In a rare interview, STELLA McCARTNEY asks Giorgio Armani about fur, fashion and film - and why RED is his new favourite colour
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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