For Buffett, escapism was not merely some fiddling flight of fancy. It acknowledged the brutalities and indignities of everyday life.
Michael Parkinson, who has died at 88, demonstrated the art of the good interview night after night.
New Hollywood filmmaker William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, has died at 87.
Nigeria’s writer and professor of drama, Kole Omotoso, died on 19 July 2023 aged 80.
The jazz singer saw renewed success late in life on the back of collaborations with an eclectic array of artists.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was always willing to experiment with his prose, pacing and narration, crafting an oeuvre that varied wildly in style and structure.
Similar techniques used to identify criminals have been employed to unmask anonymous authors. But they aren’t foolproof.
Cormac McCarthy, who has died aged 89, was a major American writer with a distinctive voice. In McCarthy’s world, war and violence are primordial realities.
Despite his serving three separate terms in office, it’s still difficult to decide on a definitive view of the late Italian prime minister.
During the only major performance she gave in her home country, Gilberto was booed.
Many speak fondly of how Barry Dwolatzky took them into a derelict disco and enthusiastically explained the tech co-working space he envisioned there.
The legendary singer has died at 83. Her performance practice exemplified fierce hard work.
Disgraced Australian entertainer and artist Rolf Harris has died at the age of 93.
Martin Amis’s writing style was instantly recognisable: caustic and savagely funny with a sense of pathos. His death at 73 marks the end of an era.
The sparkle, camp and glam of ballroom days gone by was rekindled in Goodman’s cheeky quips and cheesy one-liners.
Singer, actor and activist died on April 25 at the age of 96. His legacy spans stage, screen and political activism.
John Tranter’s poetry was defined by his relentless desire to experiment.
I met Father Bob Maguire as a young filmmaker in 1990. The words he spoke to me then still reverberate today.
The Australian comedian has died at 89, after a career spanning seven decades.
Some of the media response to the death of John Olsen has been to proclaim the late artist as a ‘genius’. He was more complex than that.