Arts and Entertainment

Landesman's drama, set in Dallas on the day that JFK was shot, is very slickly shot and boasts an affecting performance from Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder, the mild-mannered American everyman who filmed the assassination on his 8mm camera.

'17 Again' stars take to the red carpet

Zac Efron at the premiere of his new film

Sophie Morrris: Forget Beth Ditto. Fat is still a fashion issue

I am so over the fashion world's obsession with Beth Ditto. The Gossip's fat frontwoman has been everywhere in recent weeks. On the cover of one magazine (naked), between the sheets in another. She might as well have been the official mascot at Paris Fashion Week. She posed with Karl Lagerfeld before squeezing into the sequinned bustier and hotpants he had designed especially for her to perform in at the Fendi party. She's been snapped hanging out with Kate Moss and front row at Vivienne Westwood. At the Jean Paul Gaultier and Loewe shows, she wrapped herself in skintight printed dresses.

DVD: High School Musical 3 (U)

The third outing for the wildly successful Disney franchise sees the gang, now seniors, staging one final musical before they go their separate ways.

DVD: Picture this (12)

Tossing aside her economics textbook and swapping her high-necked T-shirt for a low-necked one, Mandie (Ashley Tisdale, the blonde from High School Musical) becomes the high-school princess of her dreams.

Books of the Year: An all-star line-up of writers give their verdict on 2008's best

It's cold outside, so warm up with our red-hot recommendations of the year's best reads. Our critics and favourite writers pick the fiction and non-fiction that will stand the test of time

Me and Orson Welles, By Robert Kaplow

One young man's encounter with a citizen on the verge of genius

Album: Same Difference, Pop, (SYCO)

Remember siblings Sean and Sarah Smith? The ones with the psychotic smiles from last year's 'X Factor'?

Games Review: Disney Sing It

Wii, Disney Interactive, £39.99

Everything you need to know about...Britannia High

Rule Britannia!

Why stars want to sing

Their all-singing, all-dancing glamour lit up the dark days after the Wall Street crash. And as the credit crisis bites, they are making a comeback.

Nothing Goofy about this TV talent spotter

Disney TV boss Anne Sweeney is ranked 15th most powerful person in the world. She talks to Esther Walker about new movie 'Camp Rock', follow-up to 'High School Musical'

He's Talking, Cottesloe NT, London

Over the past week, I've seen a series of shows involving (and sometimes about) young people and theatre. The worst was Disney's High School Musical. The best was He's Talking, beautifully performed in the Cottesloe by the Television Workshop, a youth group from Nottingham. Nicholas Wright's play was part of the National's New Connections project, which commissions dramatists to write for teenagers. After shows all over the UK, the best are invited to an NT showcase.

Tweenage kicks: Meet the new kids on the block

Cooler than Christina, bigger than Britney – the next generation of cute, perfectly formed, brilliantly marketed Disney stars is here to stay. Tim Walker on the rise of Miley, Zac & friends

First Night: High School Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Adoring fans will keep the faith with this fast-paced show

John Walsh: Tales of the City

'Spring-Heeled Jack Straw is at it again, leaping up in demonic fashion to terrorise decent voters'
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003