Voices Call of the wild: An international conference in London next month will address elephant poaching

This year's charity appeal has raised more than £300,000 for our partner charity, Space for Giants, exceeding last year's total of around £250,000. We are within sight of breaking the record for a charity appeal by this newspaper – £356,000. So more donations would be appreciated.

Crisis Commission exhibition at Somerset House

The Crisis Commission exhibition sees some of the most celebrated artists unite to bring major new works to Somerset House.

Fox says: 'I made a friend in Charles and another in his partner Allan, both of whom I think I will have for life.'

How We Met: Charles Worthington & Emilia Fox

'There was something on the menu that sounded rude, so of course she had to order it'

David Shrigley plays with anatomy - just like Damien Hirst

David Shrigley: Brain Activity, Hayward Gallery,
London

The master of whimsy wears his art-school credentials on his sleeve, but his ideas feel derivative and the jokes wear thin

Mo Ibrahim, a billionaire, offers a $5m prize to retiring African leaders

The last thing we want on 'Today' is vapid good news

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'The artist who inspires me': Major art-world figures salute their contemporaries

Nothing is more vital than the inspiration that sets creation in motion, says Michael Glover

Terence Blacker: Love that doesn't last still has value

Some good things do not last. Their short, intense lifespan might be a matter of days, or even a night

The Summer Without Men, By Siri Hustvedt

"Pause" is the seemingly small word that triggers the end of poet Mia Fredriksen's 30-year marriage. When her husband Boris asks for a "pause" to take up with a young French colleague - a woman with "significant breasts, narrow rectangular glasses, and an excellent mind" - Mia finds herself heading for a dose of "Brief Reactive Psychosis".

Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want, Hayward Gallery, London

Emin's life work shows just why she's the queen of Britart, if not of grammar. But is it too brilliant?

Emin: loving and dying for her art

Tracey Emin has said: "When I'm not making art, I feel like I'm dying," as her first big London retrospective, Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want, opens at the Hayward Gallery tomorrow until 29 August.

Tracey Emin: Her life in art

An anxious, exhausted but delirious Tracey Emin says her new show at the Hayward Gallery is the culmination of everything she's ever worked for

Letters: AV campaigns

On 5 May, for the first time, we have the chance to decide how we want to elect our MPs. The choice is a simple one: let things carry on as they are, or vote to give us all more choice, a more powerful vote and more say over how this country is governed .

Artists at war over gift to Government

Two darlings of modern British art have become embroiled in a war of words over a gift to the Government and the thorny issue of tuition fees.

Spousonomics: The business of marriage

Forget romance – according to a new book, division of labour and incentivisation hold the key to domestic bliss. Heidi Scrimgeour tests 'spousonomics'

When Tracey Emin met Louise Bourgeois

Shortly before her death last year, Louise Bourgeois collaborated with Tracey Emin. The two artists shared a passion for works about sexuality and intimacy – and the results are certainly startling, says Arifa Akbar
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