Obituaries

26 April 2016

Prince: everyone’s freak

The Purple One was more than a hero to lonely outsiders.

22 April 2016

Prince, pop’s genius

His dedication to his craft made him one of the greats of popular culture.

4 April 2016

Zaha Hadid: an architectural visionary

In play-it-safe times, Hadid's social ambition shone through.

21 March 2016

Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility

A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.

12 January 2016

When Bowie was not a ‘national treasure’

The Seventies starman was the spirit of that turbulent age in dayglow jumpsuit.

12 January 2016

Bowie and the shrinking sense of possibility

Bowie’s rise and demise speak to a crisis of cultural freedom.

12 January 2016

Bowie:
his life, times and transformations

He kept us guessing to the very end.

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.