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This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long

Family man: James Stewart in 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Turkey time in Tinseltown

The magic ingredient for a classic Christmas film is a touch of misery, not the manufactured merriment of today's movies, says Mike Shaw

Family man: James Stewart in 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Too many turkeys from Tinseltown

The magic ingredient for a classic Christmas film is a touch of misery, not the manufactured merriment of today’s movies

Film Choice: 08/08/11

Heads Up: Decade

Ten years on, Goold and company go Headlong into 9/11

Mary Dejevsky: A system that leaves care to the lowest paid is itself sick

The bullying was off the map of what is permissible in a civilised country. But Winterbourne View cannot be reduced to an argument about public versus private

DVD: Route Irish (15)

Few raise questions when Liverpool private-security contractor Frankie is killed in an attack by insurgents on Route Irish, described as the most dangerous road in the world, running from Baghdad International Airport to the Green Zone.

Ken Loach: why torture is never justifiable

The director speaks about his new film Route Irish, with some hard-hitting messages about the moral and political corruption in Iraq.

I suffered post-traumatic stress after being waterboarded on Ken Loach set, says actor

A former paratrooper claims he suffered sustained panic attacks and post-traumatic stress after being waterboarded for a scene in a new film by Ken Loach. Trevor Williams said he was strapped to a bench press, had his feet elevated, hands tied and face covered with a rag while experiencing "simulated drowning" for a total of 80 seconds, halting only when he gave small thumb signals to the crew.

Neds (18)

Starring: Conor McCarron, Gregg Forrest

Stephen Glover: For once, Ken Loach is absolutely right

Media Studies: In his previous jobs Danny Cohen has been responsible for some spectacularly tacky programmes

Aiming for more than just a captive audience

A new drama about modern-day slavery is compelling, says Gerard Gilbert. But can TV shows really be catalysts for change?

Three Miss Worlds and one (rugby) World Cup

We've all heard the song. But there's more to life than football and fighting. So how do England and Germany measure up at the Nobels? The Oscars? Crufts? Kevin Rawlinson keeps score

Green and gold army aim to cash in on Beckham

Fans'group hope former player's global appeal will help oust Glazers as Japanese bankers join cause
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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
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

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

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

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

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

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

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine