Chris Maume

Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.

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The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. Which wartime word, now used figuratively to mean criticism, is a contraction of the German Fliegerabwehrkanone?

Will anyone remember Professor Green, Meghan Trainor or Robin Thicke?

One person’s cultural titan is another’s blank page

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The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. Which transport network made famous during the skiffle craze went out of business in 1980?

Natural Born Heroes by Chrisopher McDougall, book review: The search for the hero inside

A fascinating means of super-fitness discovered by men fighting Hitler

Zayn Malik leaves One Direction: Take heart, Directioners – the band may even get better

From Pink Floyd to Genesis, the departure of a band member can be transformative

Classical music doesn't need to sound new

Work "cross-genre", with rock or jazz musicians, suggests Julian Lloyd Webber

Hopewell: his genial, twinkling presence made him a delight to work with

John Hopewell: Pioneering urologist who led the way in the treatment of kidney failure, both by dialysis and transplantation

His genial presence made working in his theatre a constant delight

The BBC is giving away 1 million computers

The BBC is giving away 1 million computers, and once again doing the job of government

Do all Year 7s really require freebies from the BBC?

It is tough to admit, but Nigel Farage may be right about immigration

He wants an Australian-style points system and welcomes the skilled. He believes that Britain is letting in too many people. I think he's right

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