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The National's latest album saw the Brooklyn outfit facing up to questions of existence. James McNair meets the band on tour

Silent film classics to get Hollywood makeover for modern cinema- goers

SOME OF cinema's greatest silent films, including works by John Barrymore, Douglas Fairbanks and Cecil B de Mille, will soon be seen by modern audiences after decades hidden away in vaults.

Obituary: Tibor Kalman

MANY DESIGNERS dream of seizing editorial control of the projects they are asked to design. The American graphic designer Tibor Kalman succeeded in leaping the gap. Under his inspired editorship, the Benetton magazine, Colors, launched in 1991, took on some of the qualities of the picture- led American news magazine Life, which had fascinated him as a teenager in the 1960s. Fired by an unfashionable sense of idealism, and always ready to pin his own political colours to the mast, Kalman used Benetton's backing to talk to his young readers about racism, recycling, pollution, the media and Aids - subjects he tackled with great visual humour.

Travel: Welcome to the big bagel

From the legendary rudeness of the deli waiters to the moving simplicity of the Heritage Museum, New York City is the most Jewish town on the planet, says Peter Moss

Film: A vision of hell on earth: the director's fight

German auteur Fred Keleman went without food to complete his film, Frost. Then the producer stole it. It's not easy being a visionary. By Roger Clarke

Where the blockbusters belong

London once struggled to compete with Paris as the European venue for the biggest exhibitions. But as Monet, Ingres and Pollock come to town, Charlotte Mullins finds out what's changed

Photography: William Klein

Artist, film-maker, fashion photographer, William Klein is still best-known for his strange, exhilarating images of Fifties New York. Now 70, his unique vision is undimmed. By Patricia Strathern. Portrait by Laurent Monlau

Heaven is on a Harley to Harlech

Always fancied yourself as a bit of an `Easy Rider'? Nerys Lloyd- Pierce takes a dream machine down the byways of Wales

Toy Story: Daddy, I just made a movie

It started as an unwanted present, then 15-year-old Sadie Benning from Milwaukee turned her toy camcorder on herself. Now her films are shown all over the world

$300m gift that includes Matisse, Picasso and Braque

ONE OF the most admired private collections of 20th-century European art has been bequeathed in its entirety to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection, which includes major works by Matisse, Picasso, Braque and Miro, belonged to Natasha Gelman and her film-maker husband Jacques.

America: `Stolen' Nazi art seized in New York

Hours before they were due to be shipped back to the Austrian museum they were borrowed from, two paintings exhibited until last Sunday by the Museum of Modern Art in New York were effectively impounded by city authorities.

Woman's studies

When Diane Arbus turned her lens on `ordinary' women, she brought new meaning of the term photogenic. Here, Robin Muir welcomes the first show for 10 years, from a photographer whose work didn't flatter or deceive

Obituary: Tom Eckersley

Tom Eckersley was the quiet giant of British graphic design. He belonged to that school of eminent modernist designers like Abram Games, F.H.K. Henrion and Hans Schleger who established their formidable reputations during the Second World War.

More than bricks and mortar

Spawned by a sugar daddy, the Tate Gallery yesterday celebrated the first 100 years of a history marked more by missed opportunites than clever planning. Yet, even with a vastly reduced budget, it may at last be getting it right. Just look at those bricks.

Obituary: Masuo Ikeda

One of the most brilliant contemporary Japanese artists, the internationally acclaimed engraver Masuo Ikeda, is known in Japan, rather disparagingly, as a maruchi taranto ("multiple talent"). The Japanese like their celebrities to stick to one category: to overstep the bounds of one speciality smacks of frivolity and superficiality. Ikeda was an artistic phenomenon who defied categorisation, a stance that is usually a sign of that quality frowned upon in Japan - originality.

GREEN ON THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

Manhattan seems like an unlikely place to find exquisite gardens. But, perched on roofs in the sky and squeezed on to tiny patches of urban wasteland, there are the most beautiful oases of flora and fauna to be found. Tessa Souter report s
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker