Bands often talk about breaking the expected boundaries of the rock concert. Usually, this means that a) the lead singer jumps off the stage and walks through the crowd, or b) really expensive pyro. So when a band really does snap you out of that rock-show routine, it’s a grin-inducing luxury.
The heretic thinker rips into liberal and humanist delusions - but his pessimism needs a new focus
Better red than dead – the life of Comrade Hobsbawm
Eric Hobsbawm, one of the greatest British historians of the 20th century, has died at the age of 95, his family announced today.
The Marxist historian died today. In this review for the Independent on Sunday, first published last February, the Editor examined Hobsbawm's philosophy
His two sons are currently battling it out for the Labour leadership. But who was Ralph Miliband – and how would he have cast his vote? Andy McSmith investigates an inspirational political parent
Zionists, the Left, French post-war intellectuals and Marxists collectively lost one of their most acerbic critics over the weekend with the death of the British historian Tony Judt.
Men can feel out of place at mother-and-toddler groups. But male-only parenting events are proving hugely popular. By Heather Bateman
Proof of the catholicity and openness of British philosophy is that it could embrace and heap the highest of its academic honours upon a maverick such as Jerry Cohen.
Leszek Kolakowski, the Polish philosopher, who died on 17 July at the age of 81, had an extraordinary and exceptional breadth of vision.
Hortensia Bussi de Allende will inevitably, and she always said "proudly," be remembered as the widow of Salvador Allende, the democratically elected Marxist president of Chile who died in a coup d'état launched by General Augusto Pinochet in 1973.
Janet Jagan was white, Jewish and from Chicago, but for two years she served as President of Guyana, a Caribbean country on the mainland of South America deeply divided between communities of Indian and African origin. She was training as a nurse in her home town when she met Cheddi Jagan, a dental student whose parents had been brought from India as indentured labourers to work on a sugar plantation in what was then British Guiana, and the future course of her life was set.