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Tile detail of RMIT’s Building 8, one of Peter Corrigan’s most famous designs. Rob Deutscher/Flickr

Remembering Peter Corrigan: a life of movement, energy and integrity

Peter Corrigan, one of Australia's most influential architects, died last week. A man of endless enthusiasm and curiosity, he shaped Melbourne's cityscape and influenced a generation of architects.
Filmmaker Paul Cox pictured with actor David Wenham in 2012. Julian Smith/AAP

Life lessons from the editing suite of Paul Cox

Editing a movie beside the late, great Paul Cox was like attending 'a one on one' film school. The growling auteur was a brilliantly stubborn man, who treated film with reverence and wore his heart on his sleeve.
The creator of Neighbours has passed away at 92…past and present cast members take a selfie at the 30th anniversary party in 2015. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Five ways Reg Grundy changed Australian TV (for better or worse)

Reg Grundy, who has died at 92, was an Australian TV mogul who never owned a TV station. He did for TV content what Ford did for car production - marketing a product of proven appeal to people around the world.
Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, 2010. Jumanah El-Heloueh

Prince: a pop chameleon whose music contained multitudes

Despite Prince's many transformations – musically and visually – he extended his signature energy over 39 albums. His broad sonic church attracted fans from every walk of life.
Zaha Hadid’s ongoing Australian projects and draft designs will attract plenty of attention in the future. London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid. Artur Salisz

Will the death of ‘starchitect’ Zaha Hadid bring life to more of her designs?

Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died last week, had three projects on the go in Australia. Will there be a surge of interest in her work - as has happened to other architects who have died prematurely?
From Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pirates of Penzance, Jon English rocked it all. Youtube

Remembering Jon English: a risk-taker with a raspy voice

From Judas Iscariot, to a string of pop hits, to the Pirate King, Jon English defied easy categorisation. With his distinctive gravelly rasp, he straddled TV, stage and the pop charts.

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