Obituaries

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.

Must-reads from the past week

A new Cold War?

A new Cold War?

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.