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Pelicans, crabs and cakes: Smith Island, Maryland, USA - in pictures

EPA photographer Jim Lo Scalzo documents the small, threatened community of Smith Island, just south of Tylerton, in Maryland, US

The Masters of Nature Photography book - in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum

Roman Polanski at 80: the film-maker at work - in pictures

A gallery of behind-the-scenes photos showing director Roman Polanski at work

Letters: Rude interruptions do music no favours

Your editorial (In praise of… no latecomers, 14 August) was muddle about music, to misquote Stalin's famous phrase about Shostakovich. You criticise people being allowed into the recent Usher Hall performance of Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony after it had s

Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz - in pictures

The actors and old friends are starring in Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Glyndebourne 2013: Donizetti's Don Pasquale - in pictures

Images from Glyndebourne's production of Donizetti's comic opera that will be streamed live on Tuesday 6 August and available to watch on demand until 31 August

Diane Arbus - a picture from the past

Roz Kelly's portrait of Diane Arbus was taken in an automat in New York City, a few years before she committed suicide on 26 July 1971

Glyndebourne 2013: Hippolyte et Aricie - The Chance to Dance - video

Choreographer Ashley Page, director Jonathan Kent and the dancers discuss integrating dance into Rameau's 'ballet opera', including the challenges of moving while wearing an insect's head and court shoes.

Broken dreams: Walker Evans's 1930s Americana

From New York molls to Negro churches, a new exhibition at MoMA shows bygone America

Guardian Books podcast: Ian McEwan on Sweet Tooth

This month's book club guest was the Booker-winning author Ian McEwan, who joined us to discuss his novel Sweet Tooth. It's the story of a young woman who leaves university in 1970s to find herself swept into a chauvinistic world of espionage. McEwan exp