Arts and Entertainment Calm before the storm: Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin in ‘Killing Kennedy’

Tale of two lives gets to the truth behind the death of the American Dream

Theories about the assassination of JFK

50 years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by an unknown gunman, we look into some of the more outlandish conspiracy theories that have arisen since his death.

Video: ‘Untold History of the United States’ and ‘The Returned’

Watch the videos below to view Oliver Stone discussing his ‘Untold History of the United States’ and to see clips from Channel 4's ‘The Returned’.

Hollywood director lays into Uncle Sam

Out of America: Oliver Stone's new 10-part TV series is blasting apart the sacred myth of American exceptionalism. It's not perfect, but it's a start

Alfie Brown: Soul for Sale, Underbelly, Edinburgh

Alfie Brown isn’t the only comedian at the Fringe berating his industry for catering to the lowest common denominator, but he may well be the one doing it with the least amount of grace.

Nicholas Lezard: Who cares who killed Kennedy?

These are the nut-jobs who believe Obama is a Muslim and the Jews were behind 9/11

Row over sale of sacred Aboriginal stone

A cultural conflict between Britain and Australia sparked by the attempted sale of a sacred Aboriginal artefact in Kent looks set to be reignited.

The Doors of Perspection - picture preview

An exhibition of new digital collages opened at the Vitrine Gallery in London. Vicki Bennett's work is created using an unusual technique which expands film scenes beyond their conventional screen ratio making familiar Hollywood situations stretch out to reach the viewer.

DVD: Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Twenty-two years in the making, Oliver Stone's Wall Street sequel starts as a meaty, grown-up drama in which wealth and testosterone waft intoxicatingly from the screen.

DVD: Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (12)

Money might never snooze, but Oliver Stone's financial bore-fest did the trick for me.

Charlie Sheen: Hollywood's baddest bad boy

It's amazing he has managed to do any acting at all, such has been his appetite for alcohol, cocaine and prostitutes. But will his latest indiscretion finally wreck his career? Don't bet on it

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Oliver Stone, 133 mins (12A)<br/>Life As We Know It, Greg Berlanti, 114 mins (12A)

Break open the Brylcreem: Gekko is back &ndash; but this time he's not so slick

The Doors: Being strange on camera

To compliment the cinema release of Tom DiCillo’s documentary about the The Doors ‘When You’re Strange,’ the Idea Generation Gallery is hosting an exhibition of previously unseen and lesser known photographs from the controversial band’s history.

When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (15)

Tom DiCillo's documentary about American rock band The Doors is rather ploddingly dominated by the personality of their lead singer Jim Morrison, whose death in a Paris hotel room in 1971 has burnished his myth ever since.

The B List, Edited by David Sterrit & John Anderson

Though some of its inclusions are odd – are Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation or Oliver Stone's Platoon really B movies? – this appreciation of 50-odd "low-budget beauties" will remind film buffs of such hard-core examples of the genre as Monte Hellman's laconic Two-Lane Blacktop (Warren Oates: "I go fast enough." James Taylor: "You can never go fast enough") and John Boorman's deep-noir Point Blank. It also whets our appetite for such obscurities as Budd Boetticher's Seven Men from Now, a 1957 cheapie described as "not just a terrific Western, it's a cinema masterpiece", and even The Rage: Carrie 2, "far richer and more absorbing" than the original.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there