Arts and Entertainment Peri Cochin, organiser of the raffle 'One Picasso for 100 Euros', stands in front of the goauche 'L'Homme au Gibus, 1914' (Man with Opera Hat) by painter Pablo Picasso

Man in the Opera Hat will be used to raise money to protect the ancient Lebanese city of Tyre

THE GUILLOTINE: No 29: GERTRUDE STEIN

As a writer who has already been written off, Gertrude Stein may appear too easy a target. Even in her own lifetime she was a figure of fun, with her Spencer Tracy hairdo and comfily mannish build, and her cause was scarcely helped by the fact that her own high opinion of her genius was widely unshared - except, of course, by her devoted companion, Alice B Toklas.

Racing: Punters' Guide - Alegria looks so useful for Eustace

Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's William Hill Trophy at York

Racing: Case is clear for Fantastic Light

PUNTERS' GUIDE: HYPERION'S TV TIPS

Books: Beautiful dreamers

Euan Cameron meets golden Americans who came to grief

Visual Arts: The project: to reconstruct the lost works of a dead and u njustly neglected artist. The result: a case of misattribution or just mistaken identity?

Mondrian, you might well think, looking at the image at the top left of this page. It looks like a Mondrian. But it isn't. And in a way, writes Tom Lubbock, it couldn't be, because it does something that Mondrian never does.

Letter: Mondrian's genius was not achieved alone

Sir: I read with interest the review of the Mondrian exhibition at the Tate Gallery ("Designs for living", 29 July) and I felt the article gave the misleading impression that Mondrian developed his style of work alone. It is my impression that this belief was started by his disciple and publicist, Harry Holtzman, in order to increase the market value of his work.

Designs for living

Did the development of Mondrian's art from strict naturalism to pure abstraction really follow the same taut lines and clear patterns as his later style? Well, yes, says Tom Lubbock, but only if you see things his way

Visual Arts: L'homme a la mode State of the art edge

Fernand Leger embraced modernity, with all its machine-made, precision- cut smoothness - which is precisely what makes his art too good to believe.

Hunt goes on for thief who stole Picasso at gunpoint

The hunt continued yesterday for the armed robber, described by police as "audacious and dangerous", who stole a pounds 600,000 Picasso painting from a central London gallery.

Portrait of the artist as an old dog

Sylvester Stallone's 'Daylight' is a disaster movie, but it's not nearly as disastrous as Merchant-Ivory's 'Surviving Picasso'; CINEMA

Letter: Mailer goes after the bigger picture

Having read Norman Mailer's book on Picasso, Marc Jordan has preferred, it seems, not to review it ("Cubism with the Lights Out", Review, 24 November).

Gleaming, naked and nasty; books

Andrew Marr compares two approaches to the century's greatest artist

Pablo Picasso the pussycat

Pablo Picasso, one the great artistic geniuses of the century who is now under frequent attack as a woman-hater, has been defended in a striking and unexpected new biography which reveals that he was jilted at least twice.

Second skin

'Abstract pictures with the body' is how photographer Francis Giacobetti describes the contours of his models - two French contortionists whom he bent and shaped to his will 'like the curve of the planet'. The costumes, inspired by sunbursts, Dalmatian spots and Mondrian geometry, are for swimming and dancing - but that's almost incidental
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee