The titan of French film has died, aged 91. His was a career of immense creativity, which redefined the grammar of cinema.
Javier Marías has died at 70. His works of fiction, which sold over 8 million copies, mined themes such as secrecy and betrayal, the weight of the past and the limits of cross cultural understanding.
The author, who died Sept. 1, 2022, inspired countless researchers to probe the injustices working people face.
Mikhail Gorbachev died at 91 on Aug. 30, 2022. A historian of the Soviet era assesses his impact and the consequences of his failed attempts to reform state socialism.
Like other tragic reformers in history, Gorbachev’s chief legacy is to remind us about what might have been, rather than what subsequently transpired.
Much of his work was imbued with a sense of the end, so it is fitting to look back at three of his best works to mark the illustrator’s passing
The pioneering Japanese designer leaves behind a legacy of innovative fashion design.
Olivia Newton-John leaves a legacy as a sweet girl-next-door type with a sublime voice, who embraced the country that claimed her as its own.
Shirley Barrett burst onto the international scene when her debut film, Love Serenade won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.
Judith Durham was lead singer of The Seekers and a solo artist. One of Australia’s most recognisable voices, she has passed away at 79.
In Uncle Archie Roach, we find the most profound sense of an alternate masculinity. It is difficult to put words to this loss.
Famous for his Gaian theory, James Lovelock was a maverick and a revolutionary thinker.
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.