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The French-born installation artist has won the £25,000 award

Working Life: A writer and a cleaner - that's me

If you're going to compete with trust fund kids, you need an income. Imogen Fox rolls her sleeves up

Con artists

Always suspected conceptual art was a bit of a hoax? It is now - spoofing with attitude is taking off all over. John Windsor reports

Art: A discomfiting Habitat lounge

John Windsor settles into a comfy sofa to watch TV and finds a Habitat paradise turned into a nightmare

Sexual politics in the 90s: Husbands and wives - Love me tender, love me true

No wonder it's hard to stay married when men and women have such wildly different expectations, says Christopher Middleton

Three's company

VISUAL ARTS Michael Craig-Martin Waddington Galleries, London

EGG, CHIPS AND A DOLLOP OF ART

Artists are putting their business caps on and creating a new kind of community - the `artist-led space'. John Windsor meets a group in Deptford, that will exhibiting at this week's Art 97 show

School bullies destined for life at the top

School bullies are clever, cold and manipulative - and could well grow up to be the captains of industry, the British Psychological Society was told yesterday.

EXHIBITIONS: A serious game of fantasy art EXHIBITIONS

What's a critic to do when it's high summer and there are no big shows to review? Dream some up

...but actresses still earn 15% less than male stars

Female performers rarely realise that they are being paid less than their male counterparts, it was claimed yesterday, because actors and, particularly, their agents are reluctant to reveal their earnings.

You can't treat a tot like a teen

Overwhelmed by the blanket demands of a national curriculum, the idea of infancy as a transitional learning period has been lost. Geva Blenkin examines the effects on our most vulnerable pupils

The pencil is mightier than the word

Michael Craig-Martin, moving spirit behind the new conceptual art, is p ortrayed as an enemy of traditional art skills. Now he's curated a history of drawing. By Adri an Searle
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links