Vale Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of the 20th century.
This was a work that busted open the detective genre and signalled a new direction in the evolution of literature. Does it matter what its creator says?
Richard Flanagan, attempting to work out the "dumbing down" of Australian writers festivals, comes up with "Free Speech Is Essential and We Are Frightened of New Ideas".
The '70s produced numerous masterpieces, but perhaps none as singular or confounding as 'Isn't it Time'.
Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Korean pop bands have recently made history in the US charts. This is just one part of a methodical global expansion.
This was a hallowed act of obeisance, cinema vanishing into itself: the Astor, a vast dome of faded theatrical glory was showing a David Lynch classic.
Van would go on to produce some great music; he never again produced anything like Astral Weeks. But who did?
Critics who have come to praise the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski are victims of cult followers' persistence, psycho-semiotic babble and zealotry.