14 March 2018

The comic genius of Ken Dodd

He had one ambition in life and he achieved it: to make people laugh.

8 March 2018

The legend and myths of that four‑minute mile

Even Roger Bannister was accused of crossing an ‘ethical line’.

25 January 2018

Mark E Smith: the last of the non-conformists

There was no one quite like the Fall’s post-punk poet.

17 January 2018

Cyrille Regis: an anti-racist icon

In the face of bigotry, he blazed a trail for black players.

7 December 2017

Christine Keeler and me

How the Profumo Affair awakened Britain’s sexuality.

21 November 2017

The meaninglessness of Charles Manson

Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.

29 September 2017

Let’s hear it for the Hef

Hugh Hefner’s commitment to liberty should be his lasting legacy.

16 August 2017

Long live the King

Forty years after his death, Elvis lives on.

17 July 2017

The undying legacy of George Romero

Few gave the idea of the zombie as much life as he did.

14 July 2017

Liu Xiaobo: champion of change

His passion for democracy put many in the West to shame.