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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
Eminem is no spring chicken, but you wouldn't have said that judging from his performance at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday night.
Inside Llewyn Davis: A folk soundtrack for 2014
Inside Llewyn Davis: A folk soundtrack for 2014
The Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis is loosely based on...
We’re all just a little bit over Die Antwoord
We’re all just a little bit over Die Antwoord
In 2009 musical crew Die Antwoord tore a vortex in space and crashed through with their super-fresh, brazenly creative, ultra-South African zef...
Birdy's 'Fire Within': Solid fare from music's youngest gem
Birdy's 'Fire Within': Solid fare from music's youngest gem
Among the promising crop of girl musicians with substance is Birdy, the 17-year-old songbird from the UK, who you might recognise from her single...
Gaga’s 'Artpop': Disco delight or darkwave disaster?
Gaga’s 'Artpop': Disco delight or darkwave disaster?
To listen, or even attempt to understand singer Lady Gaga’s third release ArtPop, you’ve got to leave your scruples at the...
Politics of fear: Swart gevaar, rooi gevaar, boer gevaar
Politics of fear: Swart gevaar, rooi gevaar, boer gevaar
Who would have thought ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa would take a leaf out of the National Party's book in his electioneering tactics?...
DA EE Bill saga reveals ideological fractures
DA EE Bill saga reveals ideological fractures
The Democratic Alliance is fighting to show a united front in the internal fallout over the party's apparent mistaken voting for the...
Miley Cyrus's 'Bangerz' cuts through the hype
Miley Cyrus's 'Bangerz' cuts through the hype
The controversy, the videos, the outright rage from critics and oh heavens, the twerking – all leading up to 21-year-old Miley Cyrus'...
Skunk Anansie: As relevant as ever
Skunk Anansie: As relevant as ever
Over a decade ago, UK-based Skunk Anansie hit the punk rock scene and became one of Britain's most successful chart acts. But it...
Patrons assaulted at Fourways nightclub
Patrons assaulted at Fourways nightclub
A man who claimed to be a backup bouncer at nightclub venue Stones in Fourways posted a video on his Facebook account on Wednesday in which he assaults three patrons for allegedly doings drugs in the club's bathroom. He said they were doing...
US walks out of UN assembly after Mugabe speech
US walks out of UN assembly after Mugabe speech
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe used his opportunity to speak at the 68th UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday to berate the...
Hyena spotted in Delta park
Hyena spotted in Delta park
Twitter erupted on Thursday morning with tweets claiming that a brown hyena was spotted first in Northcliff, then in the Delta Park and...