Author

 
Shaun de Waal

Shaun de Waal

Shaun de Waal has worked at the Mail & Guardian since 1989. He was literary editor from 1991 to 2006 and chief film critic for 15 years. He is now editor-at-large. Recent publications include Exposure: Queer Fiction, 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian and Not the Movie of the Week.
Change your life, change your skin – and here's a mandala to colour your stress away
Change your life, change your skin – and here's a mandala to colour your stress away
I’ll check in at any monastery of any religious denomination as long as it doesn’t give me a chemical peel.
Welcome to the desert of the rear on the front – and then you’re stumped
Welcome to the desert of the rear on the front – and then you’re stumped
One needs a link between the rear and front in every struggle – and yet it may just be a front.
​Psych the metrics of your soul
​Psych the metrics of your soul
'Psychometric tests are becoming more common in the workplace, and we at the ministry were asked to test them and make recommendations'
Brexit and the cattle problem
Brexit and the cattle problem
When asked about Brexit, the minister manages to bring down the problem to the very core. Or, how to take leaving a place very literally.
We White Monopoly Capitalists must dig in our heels to deepen the minions’ misery
We White Monopoly Capitalists must dig in our heels to deepen the minions’ misery
It’s imperative to work with the state to ensure corruption spreads throughout society, to keep the working classes in chains, plots Shaun de Waal.
Goggle the asp that fits with your Leninist
Goggle the asp that fits with your Leninist
The overenthusiastic spellchecker-cum-predictive-text function in the PathInput app turns ordinary text into a surreal fantasy, writes Shaun de Waal
Journey back to a world where men were men
Journey back to a world where men were men
"SaxonWorld is an exclusive theme park — so exclusive that you can’t find it online."
'Gastarbeiter, demonise the witch!' cried the Doc
'Gastarbeiter, demonise the witch!' cried the Doc
"We just keep demonising her. Look how well it worked for JZ in his rape trial - that woman’s never been seen again. Demonise! Demonise!"
Undercover at the wedding of the century – Part 2
Undercover at the wedding of the century – Part 2
How it went avo-shaped: Shaun de Vaal continues to detail his exploits as a spy in the recent big bash in Turkey.
Undercover at the wedding of the century
Undercover at the wedding of the century
We’ve all heard about the big Turkey wedding involving a certain Indian family. Our spy sneaks into the chaos.
Jailhouse cod with a dash of hijacking
Jailhouse cod with a dash of hijacking
The interactions with the convicts were a highlight of the occasion. They seemed to be in very high spirits.