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 Chris Roper

Chris Roper

    M&G needed now just as much as it was 30 years ago
    M&G needed now just as much as it was 30 years ago
    When the Weekly Mail started printing 30 years ago, Billboard magazine's top 100 songs for 1985 had George Michael and Wham! at number...
    On Freud, Twitter and cunnilingus
    On Freud, Twitter and cunnilingus
    There are many celebrated examples of people who see the world from a phallocentric perspective, or, to use the less staid feminist terminology,...
    Dylan’s immaculate conception
    Dylan’s immaculate conception
    SHADOWS IN THE NIGHTby Bob Dylan (Columbia Records)
    Charlie Hebdo: God isn't like freedom of speech
    Charlie Hebdo: God isn't like freedom of speech
    The reams and terabytes of commentary about the Charlie Hebdo atrocity have, much like the circumstances of the attack itself, veered wildly...
    Narcissism: When the pool stares back
    Narcissism: When the pool stares back
    Those opposed to sanitising history were predictably miffed when Joseph Conrad's fine 1897 novella, The Nigger of the 'Narcissus', was...
    In conversation with Chris Chameleon
    In conversation with Chris Chameleon
    When I start the recording app on my iPhone, it shows the date of the last interview I did with a musician. Almost two years ago, on November 1...
    200 Young South Africans: A selection of propelling talent
    200 Young South Africans: A selection of propelling talent
    The Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans is now in its ninth year, and every year the entrants get younger and younger. Oh, wait,...
    Broken Monsters: A concatenation of nanospaces
    Broken Monsters: A concatenation of nanospaces
    Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Umuzi)
    An apology to our readers
    An apology to our readers
    I never thought the day would ever come when I was ashamed of something published in the Mail & Guardian, but here it is. Owing to a...
    NEW MUSIC
    NEW MUSIC
    PHENO S: Kani (Sahel Sounds)
    Jackie Selebi is Jesus
    Jackie Selebi is Jesus
    There has been what the less reflective press terms an "outpouring" of emotion around the conviction and incarceration of former police chief...