RIP April 2019

Anyone who starred in a movie called "Santa Claus is rubbish" is guaranteed a place in The Reaper's roll call of death. Along with Italian mobsters, footballers, poets, fashion designers and many, many more.

3 weeks ago


The old order is dying…

...the new struggles to be born, said Antonio Gramsci, the Italian marxist philosopher who was jailed for more than 20 years by the Italian dictator Mussolini - who is back in vogue in his own country.

1 month ago


RIP March 2019

Japanese tattooists, an English philosopher, international rock stars, and a sprinkling of mafiosi - all these and more took some permanent leave in March.

2 months ago