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She is thought to have fallen after sitting or leaning on a railing  while talking to her date at her New York City apartment

Architect of desire: Frank Lloyd Wright's private life was even more unforgettable than his buildings

While Frank Lloyd Wright designed some of the most beautiful buildings of the 20th century his personal life was falling down around his ears. On the 50th anniversary of his death, Marcus Field tells a tale of axe murder, madness, drugs and redemption

Culture: There's a new villain in town

According to the Metropolitan Police, we should brace ourselves for a "summer of rage" as middle-class victims of the credit crunch participate in violent demonstrations against financial institutions. Superintendent David Hartshorn, head of the Met's public order branch, says that banks are now seen as "viable targets" by disgruntled consumers, along with the corporate headquarters of multinationals.

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How We Met: Olivier Garbay & Sarah Lucas

'For a few years it was impossible for either of us to be with anybody else'

Hit & Run: Going for a bong

What is it about bongs all of a sudden? Once upon a time, it was only students and hippies who owned the water-cooled smoking devices. But nowadays, the world of mainstream celebrity has embraced the bong: in the past week, both the American swimmer Michael Phelps and Chloe Madeley, the 21-year-old daughter of Britain's king and queen of daytime telly, Richard and Judy, have been photographed taking "hits" from bongs.

The birth of culture? The strange world of neanderthal man

Neanderthals first appeared in Asia and then spread northward and westward into Europe as the weather permitted, even crossing to Britain where the remains of a jawbone in Kents Cavern, Torquay, have been found dating back as recently as 35,000 years ago.

The first stirrings of humanity

Following the demise of the dinosaurs, life on Earth repeatedly underwent huge, convulsive changes.

Early globetrotters: how humans first spread out of Africa, across Europe and Asia

With the Earth's continents arranged more or less as they are today, it was possible then, as now, to travel overland from Africa across the Middle East into south Asia, India and China. Could Stone Age man really have made it all that way without roads and tracks, let alone cars, boats or planes?

The master fraudster and his $50bn 'A-list' of victims

Bernard Madoff milked investors ranging from banks to celebrities to some of the world's richest people. As lawsuits fly and probes gather pace, David Randall asks how he got away with the scam for so long

The guilty pleasure of Gossip Girl

Boyfriends, blogs and blazing rows – Gossip Girl is vacuous rubbish aimed at 13-year-olds. And its return is set to be a triumph, says Esther Walker

Madoff 'mailed heirlooms to relatives' after his arrest

Watchdog under pressure from Congress to explain its failure to uncover fraud

Madoff: The man who sold the world

The list of Bernard Madoff's fraud victims grows ever longer. Now investigators want to know if he acted alone. Rupert Cornwell reports from Washington

Caroline Kennedy: Daughter of Camelot

She was the little girl whose father's assassination shook the world. Now, 45 years later, can she restore the fortunes of a great political dynasty?

Madoff: was Wall Street's regulator asleep at the wheel?

The scale of Bernard Madoff's alleged fraud has shocked investors, who are already demanding to know how US regulators could have let it happen. Stephen Foley reports

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