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Government are now in discussions over how to remove the rabbit without damaging the statue of the anti-apartheid icon

Johann Hari: It's the protesters who offer the best hope for our planet

They've ensured the corporate lobbyists punching holes in the deal are shamed

Perfumes: the A-Z Guide, By Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez

Like cocktails, blue cheese and Renaissance painting, perfumes offer some of the greatest of all sensory pleasures. Yet, with the arguable exception of Robert Parker's book on Bordeaux wines (his analysis is mainly olfactory), they have scarcely ever been written about.

Starck naked: The King of Design bares his soul

He's made millions designing chairs, hotels, yachts – and even loo brushes. But Philippe Starck reckons he's been misunderstood all these years. Rob Sharp gets le lowdown

'Fearless' Saints go hunting for French scalp

According to Salvador Dali, the railway station in Perpignan was "the centre of the universe." He said he got his best ideas sitting in the waiting room there. Up the road in the Stade Aime-Giral tonight, Jim Mallinder will be thinking of nothing more surreal than the sight of a greater points haul for the visitors on the scoreboard.

Funny peculiar: The curious world of Vic Reeves

John Walsh meets a comedy genius

Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí: Forbidden Pleasure and Connected Lives, By Gwynne Edwards

This is the story of three young friends in Spain who went on to become major artists, each forging international reputations; as doomed poet and gay icon, provocative and influential film-maker, and wealth-obsessed, self-proclaimed "genius" painter. It is also a story of betrayal and revenge, supporting the adage that two is company, three's a crowd.

Hugh Millais: Hit man in 'McCabe & Mrs Miller'

Just as The Third Man is remembered for Orson Welles' flash appearance as penicillin racketeer Harry Lime, so is Robert Altman's film-noir western McCabe & Mrs. Miller for the chilling cameo role of Hugh Millais as a shotgun-toting hit man, come to town to settle a business deal gone wrong.

Simone de Beauvoir, By Ursula Tidd

Reaktion has published a distinguished series of these shorter critical appraisals of famous literary figures, or "leading cultural figures of the modern period" as it would have it: Kafka, Joyce, Dalí and Baudelaire all feature in its list of 21 biographies.

Cruise passenger told to leave in art auction row

When Mark Jacobs boarded the Jewel of the Seas cruise ship in the Essex port of Harwich with his extended family, he did so expecting to enjoy 12 days learning about the cultural and artistic riches of Scandinavia and the Baltic states.

The surreal case of Dali's art and the squandered legacy

On the cruise of a lifetime came the chance of a fortune. Cahal Milmo reports on a family who claim they were 'swindled' out of $400,000

Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London

The Freudian mind is a busy place. Better to keep it simple

Theatre of the absurd is a belated tribute to Magritte

Belgium is honouring its resident surrealist with a permanent display of his works. Just don't call it a museum, says Claire Soares

Robert Pattinson - a Hogwarts wizard in vampire heaven

Robert Pattinson's death in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' was only the beginning. James Mottram meets the heart-throb blood-sucker who has now found the essence of Salvador Dali

Dali, Hollywood - and a surreal story

There are three biopics about the Spanish artist in production, reveals Jerome Taylor. But it is the adaptation of the book by a former art dealer and ex-convict attracting the most controversy
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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot