Kate Spade has been found dead in New York, age 55. Her handbags, first released in the early-1990s, introduced young professional women to affordable luxury.
His recent death will lead to some old debates about his work returning – but are they still valid?
Whether you loved him or hated him, his canonical status is beyond question.
Philip Tabane was unlike any other musician. His music was intimately woven into his cosmology and spirituality.
A journalism scholar and biographer of Tom Wolfe looks back at a literary great's life of challenging cultural standards.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
Hawking's most famous book, A Brief History of Time, sold 10 million copies and was translated into 40 languages, skyrocketing to the top of the bestseller lists in the US and UK.
The British inventor of the clockwork radio and over 200 other devices has died.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
Ingvar Kamprad's Ikea revolutionised retail by popularising flat-pack furniture and building maze-like stores.
Le Guin's A Wizard of EarthSea and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas are just two examples of her prolific and influential writing career in fantasy and science fiction.
Yemen now needs a new kind of politics where its people must be allowed to make their own future.
Les Murray helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant activity in Australia into what he loved to call 'the world game'.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
One of Australia's most distinguished palaeontologists will be farewelled at a funeral in Canberra today.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
South African struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada believed in non-racialism to his core, even as others around him began to argue for an Africanist approach.
Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can't be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
The House of Commons' longest-serving MP has died, aged 86.