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Grethe Koen

Grethe Koen

Grethe Koen has an Honours degree in political science and worked at an organisation for prisoners’ human rights before joining the Mail & Guardian online team as a sub-editor. When she’s not replacing commas with full-stops and taking out pesky html coding she likes writing about music, gender issues and whatever is trending on Twitter.
Eminem leaves SA crowd in rapture
Eminem leaves SA crowd in rapture
Hip-hop legend Eminem delivered an energetic, crowd-pleasing and nostalgic performance to a packed stadium on the last leg of his Rapture 2014 tour.
Inside Llewyn Davis: A folk soundtrack for 2014
Inside Llewyn Davis: A folk soundtrack for 2014
The soundtrack to "Inside Llewyn Davis" is heartfelt without being sentimental, a modern folk journey inspired by Bob Dylan and David Van Ronk.
We’re all just a little bit over Die Antwoord
We’re all just a little bit over Die Antwoord
Die Antwoord’s videos are becoming passé and their one-liners stale. And I say this as a former die-hard fan.
Birdy's 'Fire Within': Solid fare from music's youngest gem
Birdy's 'Fire Within': Solid fare from music's youngest gem
Birdy's "Fire Within" makes for easy listening with songs as light and charming as her namesake. But it falters due to a lack of confidence.
Gaga’s 'Artpop': Disco delight or darkwave disaster?
Gaga’s 'Artpop': Disco delight or darkwave disaster?
"ArtPop" is an energetic mix of disco, darkwave, R&B and cheese, and while there are some sure-fire hits, the misses are far, far off the mark.
Politics of fear: Swart gevaar, rooi gevaar, boer gevaar
Politics of fear: Swart gevaar, rooi gevaar, boer gevaar
Cyril Ramaphosa's comment about the "boers" coming back into power is pure politicking, continuing a legacy of fear-mongering, writes Grethe Koen.
DA EE Bill saga reveals ideological fractures
DA EE Bill saga reveals ideological fractures
The DA is battling with ideological confusion within the party in the fallout over its voting for the Employment Equity Act Amendment Bill.
Miley Cyrus's 'Bangerz' cuts through the hype
Miley Cyrus's 'Bangerz' cuts through the hype
Miley Cyrus has been hell-bent on getting her new record 'Bangerz' to the top, and we have to give it to her - it's not half bad.
Skunk Anansie: As relevant as ever
Skunk Anansie: As relevant as ever
A decade later, Skin of Skunk Anansie is still something of an anomaly as a black female lead singer of a successful punk band.
Patrons assaulted at Fourways nightclub
Patrons assaulted at Fourways nightclub
A man who claimed to be a bouncer at Stones in Fourways, Johannesburg, posted a video on his Facebook account in which he assaults three patrons.
US walks out of UN assembly after Mugabe speech
US walks out of UN assembly after Mugabe speech
Zim President Robert Mugabe's fiery condemnation of the West during the 68th UN general assembly resulted in the US delegation leaving in disgust.