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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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New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

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Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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'We haven't invaded France'

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Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

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Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

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We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
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Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

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