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Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.

Artists 'not paid' by Pertwee gallery founder

Soho's Pertwee, Anderson & Gold is the latest celebrity gallery on the block, launched with a lavish party last month and run by the actor Sean Pertwee and entrepreneurs Simon Anderson and James Golding.

The story goes on, Anon

An anonymous imagining of Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign is the latest attempt by an author to disguise their identity. It's been going on since Beowulf, says Arifa Akbar

Opposites attract: Artist Miranda Donovan has revamped her west London council house

Miranda Donovan's work, which crashes together watercolour landscapes with scenes of urban decay, has made the 31-year-old something of a rising star in the UK art scene. The Home Unleashed, her new exhibition at London's Lazarides Gallery, brings her street art into the domestic domain: she builds traditional interiors on 3D panels before loudly graffiti-ing over them. Does Donovan's own home show such restlessness with tradition?

Rebel with a camera: Dennis Hopper's stunning photographic archive is revealed

When the actor and director Dennis Hopper died last year, it sparked renewed interest in his 'other' career – a chronicler of Sixties America. As his stunning photographic archive is published in a book for the first time, John Walsh pays tribute

Banksy poster design under the hammer

A charity poster designed by graffiti artist Banksy could raise as much as £80,000 when it is sold at auction next week.

Pop surfs new waves of nostalgia

In a troubled 2010, indie acts fromThe Drums to Best Coast looked to a hazier, lazier past for solace, says Gillian Orr

Cultural Life: Eliza Doolittle, musician

Music: I've just bought Cee Lo Green's new album, 'The Lady Killer'. I've listened to it a couple of times and I was instantly drawn in. I love the old style he has. I also bought The Drums' album a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed it. I love their writing, it's a great album.

Graffiti artist Ben Eine embraces the art world

Known for his brightly coloured letters that he paints on shop shutters and walls, Ben Eine was catapulted to fame in the summer when the Camerons gave his Twenty First Century City print as a gift to President Obama.

Queen of the underworld: Mary Beard is bringing the ancient city of Pompeii to life in a BBC documentary

Around lunchtime on 24 August AD79, the inhabitants of Pompeii on the Bay of Naples saw an astonishing sight: a column of smoke bursting into the sky from Vesuvius, the huge volcanic mountain that looms over the bay. According to an eyewitness, Pliny the Younger, writing 20 years after the event, the cloud reached nine miles in height (it resembled a fir tree, he said) and dropped burning ash upon the town.

Words to the wise: The graffiti artist cheering up Dublin

After a decade-long credit bender, Ireland needs all the help it can get with its financial hangover. But can a graffiti artist and a songwriter put a smile back on Dublin's face?

52 Weeks: Artists highlight Britain's housing crisis

Grayson Perry, Sir Peter Blake and Ben Eine are among 52 leading artists and designers who have joined forces to highlight Britain’s housing crisis.

Where's Liu Bolin? Art's 'invisible man' – as you've never seen him before

Unnerving yet intriguing, bizarre yet inspirational, Chinese artist Liu Bolin separates his art by blending his body into the background. But his remarkable feat of camouflage is anything but effortless.

'The town seems affluent, but look at the evidence of people who need our help'

From the leafy serenity of Witney Green, with one of the Oxfordshire town's picturesque church spires and local pubs in the middle distance, it is not hard to see why David Cameron, the local member of Parliament, imagined a return to an old-fashioned community spirit could help solve many of Britain's social ills.

Buenos Aires: Drawing a new crowd

The unusually creative street art that adorns the walls of the Argentinian capital is a big attraction for tourists. Matt Fox-Tucker puts us in the picture

Dartford's Green Army march on to new ground

Britain's first eco-friendly arena will be in the FA Cup spotlight when Port Vale arrive at Princes Park tomorrow
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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore