Frank Moorhouse devoted himself to advancing the interests of authors, but his greatest legacy is his own writing.
The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.
Letizia Battaglia’s images of Mafia bloodshed made it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to the criminal outfit’s reign of terror.
Though it was exceedingly grating, the late comedian was able to perfect a sound that worked in tandem with his brand of humor.
John Willsteed talks to Ed Kuepper, Peter Milton Walsh and Kenny Gormley about the man who would change Brisbane music forever.
His cricketing greatness is often spoken about alongside that of the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, but the two men had very different approaches to life in the limelight.
The sudden death of one of the country’s greatest sportsmen has come as a shocking blow because in Shane Warne we found a brilliant but flawed character we couldn’t help but love.
Hits like Bat of Hell and I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t do That) characterise a career of risk-taking and genre-bending that also saw some spectacular lows.
Shonekan’s enduring legacy is in the business world and not the political arena where he remains a footnote in Nigeria’s history.
Poitier dazzled Hollywood with on-screen grace and bankability. His dignified roles and respectable values forever changed the image of Blacks, then mostly portrayed as maids, buffoons or criminals.
bell hooks, the Black feminist writer and intellectual, died on Dec. 15 aged 69. Scholar and activist Karsonya Wise Whitehead provides a personal reflection on what bell hooks meant to her life.
Lamine Diack’s life revolved around politics and sports.
To the famous composer, the gun serves not as a tool of self-defense, but as an instrument of self-expression and self-realization.
One of Sondheim’s greatest achievements was his ability to write women that actors want to play. His works have singularly elevated the Broadway diva – of all ages.
Stuart Macintyre was the prime target of the conservatives in the history wars. Our greatest historian of politics and society since the late 19th century, he was assiduous, dedicated and prolific.
The saxophone legend played much more than jazz - he delighted in layering styles and genres.
FW de Klerk as National Party conservative was paradoxically the right leader at the right time to relinquish white minority rule.
A scholar of African American studies explores how the former secretary of state, who died at 84, dealt with what WEB DuBois described as the ‘double-consciousness’ of being Black and American.
The Wire was a Greek tragedy, a novel and a bingeworthy social commentary.
Charlie Watts was the Rolling Stones’ drummer for almost six decades. A scholar of music – and a Stones fan – describes what he brought to the band.