Literature's most brutal break-ups

From Margaret Mitchell to Haruki Murakami to Graham Greene, capturing the severity of a break-up is…

17 February 2020 - 08.02 a.m.

From the stage to the page

In December 2018, after 50 years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Sir William Connolly, CBE,…

11 February 2020 - 08.02 a.m.

Why The Scientists thought The Angels' fans would kill them

It was 1993 when, at the end of a Sunday night shift on The Newcastle Herald in NSW, Australia, one…

11 February 2020 - 07.02 a.m.

Why the 'iron curtain' descended

Historian Preston describes how "war-weary" British prime minister Winston Churchill, "seriously…

31 January 2020 - 07.01 a.m.

The denouement has finally arrived

It is a clever and satisfying piece of symmetry – when Penguin Random House began to republish the…

09 January 2020 - 08.01 a.m.