5 October 2015

Brian Friel: Ireland’s
cultural hero

The late playwright championed Ireland's modern identity.

25 September 2015

Jackie Collins: a better role model than feminists

Here's hoping her rebellious spirit lives on.

22 September 2015

Brian Sewell: a giant among critics

His keen eye and unrivalled knowledge set him apart.

1 September 2015

Wes Craven: exploring the horror within

The Nightmare on Elm Street director confronted the human condition in an age of unreason.

2 June 2015

Remembering Charles Kennedy

He had a big personality. But in his own words, he wasn’t anti-war.

24 March 2015

The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success

Lee Kuan Yew transformed a small trading post – but at a cost.

24 March 2015

Lee Kuan Yew: the last of the great authoritarians

Love him or loathe him, he had something his successors lack.

9 January 2015

Ulrich Beck and the turn against modernity

The late sociologist encapsulated the fears of our era.

5 September 2014

After Joan, who’ll slaughter the sacred cows now?

Peculiarly in this PC era, Rivers treated her audience as grown-ups.