Mark Lawson

Well boiled: Philip Marlowe’s long hello again

The 23rd novel by the Irish writer John Banville feels like the literary equivalent of Winston Churchill's description of Russia.

How to be cool: Less ?is Elmore

Elmore Leonard’s slang-slung writing style was ?celebrated for "leaving out the bits that readers skip".

Rankin’s favourite DI is back on the beat

The 28th work of fiction from Scotland's most successful crime writer turns on five ominous disappearances.

Son of HAL feeds on fear

<em>The Fear Index</em>, a financial what-if, takes place entirely on the day that the Blair-Brown years officially ended: May 6 2010, election day.

After Freud, the camera will rule supreme

The death of Lucien Freud highlights a specific crisis in the art of the ­traditional portrait.

The documentary’s last stand

Is this a good time for factual film-making? It depends on your definitions of fact and film.

Bin Laden: the everywhere and nowhere man

Instead of disguising himself in time-honoured fugitive tradition, this terrorist enjoyed provoking his enemies by distributing images of his face.

Villainy afoot in the Vatican

From the facetious British foreign office memo writers to prophetic novelists, the pope and Catholicism have become the evil force of choice.

Existential angst gets a feel-good spin

Bad times call for upbeat slogans, producers seem to think, no matter what the film is really about, writes Mark Lawson.

Is this what Michael Jackson would have wanted?

Until this week, the stand-out detail about the director Kenny Ortega was his habit of fining cast and crew a dollar for yawning on his sets.

There’s no quitting Márquez

Knowing that writing is a profession with no retirement date, publishers and readers are reluctant to let go.

007 returns

Since the death of Ian Fleming in 1964 his estate has authorised 32 novels about James Bond by other authors.

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories