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

In the lap of the Greek gods

Jane O'Callaghan explores the Pelion coast, home to Jason and the Argonauts, and the nearby island of Alonnisos

Arts: Edinburgh: a survival guide

David Benedict, The Independent's theatre editor, offers advice on getting the most from the festival

Portfolio: Strike a pose

Friend of Dali, confidant of Dietrich, and the man who once defined the look of `Vogue', German photographer Horst P Horst has led an extraordinary, charmed life, and provided some of this century's landmark images

Books: Discreet charm of the outlaws

The shocking stunts of anti-art vandals turned into the stock- in-trade of every TV ad. And Salvador Dali became `Avida Dollars'. Diana Souhami remembers the rebels who cashed in

Wait till you see inside

At a cost of pounds 130m, what will the Bankside Tate have to offer when it opens in a year's time? Director Lars Nittve (above) gave Natasha Walter a sneak preview

Poppy Folly

There's a lot of death around this part of the Zodiac, maybe it's because we're going into the deep end of Taurus, down in the heart of darkness with Jim Jones, Sonny Liston and Harry S Truman, who only got out of his wheelchair to drop atom bombs on Japan. And then, of course, there's Norman Lamont (run! run!).

Dali secretary arrested over forgeries

THE MAN Salvador Dali called "mon capitaine", his manager and minder, Peter Moore, has been arrested for allegedly faking the late Surrealist painter's works.

The Lord's building site

Barcelona's architecture may have won a top prize, but what of the cathedral, under restoration before it's even finished?

Pop: The unsung hero of stone'n'roll

Jonathan Richman

Film studies: In Hollywood, everyone likes hearing you scream

Over the next few months, the British Psycho-Analytical Society is offering a couple of Sunday-morning series of movies and discussion. They've shown Pabst's Secrets of a Soul already, but still to come are John Huston's Freud, Hitchcock's Spellbound and Hugh Brody's Nineteen Nineteen. That quartet falls under the rubric "Films on the Couch", and the (mis)representation of psycho-analysis in movies. Then, in the spring, class resumes, with a concentration on voyeurism, and screenings of Hitchcock's Rear Window, Michael Powell's Peeping Tom, Jaime Hermosillo's Homework and Krzysztof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Love.

Theatre: Pictures at an execution

I WEEP AT MY PIANO BAC, LONDON

Hanging out with the Dali of Bali

Jeremy Atiyah discovers the surreal, serene island where locals and foreigners alike turn living into an art

Theatre: Whoops, professor, there go my trousers

Alan Bennett's play Kafka's Dick is a `philosophical farce'. But isn't that a contradiction in terms?

Exhibitions: It's the surreal thing

Salvador Dali: A Mythology

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century: 12 - Luis Bunuel, Film Director

IT ISN'T every internationally renowned film director who has the formula for the perfect dry Martini. Luis Bunuel not only knew the secret, but spent a good portion of his gloriously discursive autobiography My Last Breath, published shortly before his death in 1983, imparting it.
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