How will we record the pandemic and its effectson our lives? How will we look back at the significance of the present in the future?
Though Oliver Sacks wrote two memoirs before his death in 2015, a new film brings his joys, hardships and excesses into affectionate focus.
A new Greta Thunberg biopic has drawn criticism from those who don't see the value in the stories of young lives. But children's voices matter — and Thunberg's is potent.
A biography about suffragist Vida Goldstein seeks to reveal her strength and endurance. Sadly, it also reveals how little progress women who seek political power on their terms have made.
Brutus’s life was closely interlinked with the rise of apartheid and offered a way to look at resistance to this system.
From its beginnings as a geeky tool to deal with a fragmented information stream, Twitter made the hashtag a new and powerful part of the world’s cultural, social and political vocabulary.
Almost as soon as Dickens died in 1870, writers and illustrators began to take liberties with his life and career.
Theologian Franz Bibfeldt may never have lived, but his legacy continues in many important ways – most of all not to take ourselves too seriously.
There's a reason many today have never heard of Norman Douglas: After his death, more and more came forward with stories of his sexual relationships with boys, and he soon faded into obscurity.
Despite the myth of consumption as an ethereal, wasting disease, the more prosaic truth is that the Brontës likely infected one another with tuberculosis.
Ivor Montagu’s childhood was privileged, but he rebelled against his wealthy upbringing to become a pioneer of film culture, an activist documentary maker and an ardent supporter of Soviet communism.
'I Don't Want to Get Thin,' singer Sophie Tucker proclaimed – an attitude that was decades ahead of its time.
This is certainly a moment to bring Engels's shade out of the shadows.
If we’re going to grasp what makes Eakins' art so tragically powerful, we should be honest about the man who made them – and the impulses that drove him.
Wikipedia's coverage on women is less comprehensive, and its volunteer editor base is mostly male. What can be done to change the numbers?
Women's History Month is a time to recognize female role models. In mathematics, when we think of powerful women, we should think of Marion Walter.
During her lifetime, Zelda Fitzgerald's creativity and contribution to her husband's work were woefully undervalued. Two new films will tell her story.
Just 210 of nearly 13,000 biographical entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women. A new project aims to change this.
Over 40 years, author Helen Garner has delighted, infuriated, confused and charmed readers. A new account of her writing life is informative but avoids delving into the trickier aspects of her work.
John's conversations were full of hysterical laughter, and he had a way asking questions that drew extraordinary answers.