Adrian Ephraim is the Mail & Guardian Online news editor. He is a former sports writer and newspaper executive who has been converted to the ways of the hashtag and hyperlink. He is a news addict who longs for the day when it can be delivered intravenously. Political satire is what he lives for - look out for his memes. The three loves of Adrian's life include his masterchef wife, his son who is a Michael Jackson impersonator and Arsenal.
South African Mairy Tsigoida narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Taliban, but the Groenewald family were not as fortunate. She tells her story.
Brazilian defender Dante's personal journey through hell in Belo Horizonte, as Germany routed Brazil 7-1, is steeped in poetry, writes Adrian Ephraim.
The highly addictive mix of heroin and cannabis is the drug of choice for the economic outcasts.
From hand to mouth, Luis Suarez has been ruining lives since 2010. The Uruguayan chomper has done more for the bite than Mike Tyson - or Eve.
With apologies to creator George RR Martin and anyone else to whom we couldn't pay royalties, the M&G parodies Game of Thrones with SA politics.
I decided to go cold turkey: I no longer reek of cigarette smoke, my wife no longer recoils when I slink into bed, I sleep better, I breathe better.
To everyone I owe my new credit limit to, I swear allegiance. So help me Jacob.
Are South Africans really so damaged by the past that we remain in denial about the inconvenient truths surrounding our politicians?
Fittingly, the Academy awards (the Oscars) and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have illuminated our most mortal vices: vanity and violence.
If God is a DJ, according to Faithless and everyone wants to be a DJ, says Paul van Dyk; and if Paris Hilton thinks she's a DJ - then God help us all.