Much of what we now think is obvious about politics and economics was worked out by Alberto Alesina.
Little Richard swung between flamboyant performances and religious fervour - but he always came back to music. With news of his death at 87, musicians paid tribute to his huge rock ‘n’ roll legacy.
Breaking through the world of male Irish poetics, Boland was a fierce, feminist voice that was decidedly Irish.
Clive James’ brilliant career began as an undergraduate at the University of Sydney in 1957, where he first honed his skills as a performer and writer.
Clive James will be remembered for his dry wit, distinctive voice and his unlikely yet hugely appealing screen presence.
Penny Whetton made the lives of those around her richer, more interesting and more human. Her death leaves a massive void.
The Conversation Indonesia’s staff and board mourns the passing of our co-founder Aristides Katoppo.
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
Former Austrade chief economist Tim Harcourt reflects on the quirky and kind Tim Fischer.
Tim Fischer leaves behind a political and personal legacy. He defied sceptics, managed his troops, and the support he provided to John Howard was crucial in achieving gun control.
Margaret Fulton built a long-lasting career on the provision of sound, trustworthy cookery advice.
Johnny Clegg was a prophet, even if the ideal future he prophesied has not yet come to pass.
Former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away on July 16. One of his former law clerks recalls her most memorable assignment.
An obituary of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, who died in court in Cairo.
Curator Okwui Enwezor, who has died aged 55, will be remembered for the hugely generative legacy of everything he has achieved.
Songstress Dorothy Masuku once told South Africa’s public broadcaster that music was like breathing for her.
Knoll is best known for transforming the design of America’s corporate offices. But she was also on the front lines of a State Department effort to promote American ingenuity and capitalism abroad.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
‘He had the ability to make you think he was addressing you personally, even if you were one among 10,000 others.’
Petyarre, who won the Telstra prize for Indigenous art in 1996, has died in Alice Springs.