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Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.

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THE GUILLOTINE: Twentieth-Century Classics That Won't Last No 15: BUGS BUNNY

With Bugs Bunny we find ourselves in completely uncharted terrain. Animation being an (almost) exclusively contemporary phenomenon, we're unable to call on precedents from earlier centuries when attempting to measure his eligibility for posterity. And if we turn for guidance to the movie cartoon's direct antecedent, the newspaper-syndicated "funnies", the evidence is inconclusive, to say the least. Have the Katzenjammer Kids survived? Have Jiggs and Maggie survived? Can Winsor McCay, creator of one of the undisputed masterworks of the genre, the sumptuous Little Nemo in Slumberland, be described as a household name? Has anyone lately been known to laugh at a Punch cartoon circa 1900 - or, for that matter, circa 1999?

`Eurolande' challenges a Mickey Mouse name

FRANCE - or rather part of France - is fighting a rearguard action against the word euroland, the semi-official title for the 11 countries using the euro.

Mickey Mouse house-hunts in SE10


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With the passing in 1995 of Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead reached the end of its weird and wonderful road. But, as David Usborne finds out, Deadheads may soon have a place to go worship. Where? In San Francisco, of course.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe offers up farms to pay off his political debts

Zimbabwe's rich white farmers are being threatened with land seizure and eviction. Mary Braid visits the prosperous tobacco belt, now drowning in despair.

This little diamond of plastic was a recreational experience waiting to happen

It took me no more than quarter of an hour to assemble the kite. Twenty minutes, perhaps.

Is this just a Mickey Mouse town, or real cause to celebrate the American dream?

Mary Dejevsky on the Disney design for life that intellectuals love to hate

Cricket: ICC's Mickey Mouse idea

The International Cricket Council has a new image, a snazzy new logo and an ambitious new president, Jagmohan Dalmiya, writes Derek Pringle. It is also about to take cricket to Disneyworld in an attempt to escape its narrow appeal. Persuade Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck to open the batting they reason, and the world will surely follow suit.

McGregor suffers for finest hour

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Meet the sorcerer's apprentice

The new boss of Euro Disney combines hard-nosed professionalism with a sense of fun. Gilles Pelisson
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