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.
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.
The soundtrack to "Inside Llewyn Davis" is heartfelt without being sentimental, a modern folk journey inspired by Bob Dylan and David Van Ronk.
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" makes for easy listening with songs as light and charming as her namesake. But it falters due to a lack of confidence.
"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.
Cyril Ramaphosa's comment about the "boers" coming back into power is pure politicking, continuing a legacy of fear-mongering, writes Grethe Koen.
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 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.
A decade later, Skin of Skunk Anansie is still something of an anomaly as a black female lead singer of a successful punk band.
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.