Summer nights: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

The summer of 1958, in which Grease was set, looked a beguiling cocktail of hormonally charged lindy hops, leather pants and all-round frivolity. Whic(...)

This really is another England. The costumes seem wrong. The bookshop itself is contemporary-corporate faux-hipster. Even the cake looks entirely too modern.

On Chesil Beach reminded us of how miserable life in England in the 1960s could be; Isabel Coixet’s new film goes one better and stops off in small-to(...)

Almost everyone was too old for high school. Olivia Newton-John was nearly 30, Stockard Channing four years older

In October of 1978, Bob Geldof yawned and tore up a photograph of John Travolta on Top of the Pops. A decade and a bit later, his mate Sinead O’Connor(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Karidja Touré in Girlhood: ‘I hope other directors will see our film and will be more open to casting black actors’

French film-maker Céline Sciamma’s much anticipated coming-of-age drama Girlhood follows Marieme, a teenager who, in the face of an oppressive fami(...)