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South African film The Wound to be screened at Sundance
South African film The Wound to be screened at Sundance
This weekend, The Wound will become the second South African narrative film to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival in the event's...
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
Eric Lau confesses a little secret — he would like to meet and work with pianist Afrika Mkhize. Lau, an electronic music producer based in London, encountered the pianist some years ago when he...
Reflections on Home: Exploration of a fallacy
Reflections on Home: Exploration of a fallacy
Jo’burg will make you cling to every single one of your gods. Every one of your spiritual guides, your ancestors, your vices. You’ll create rigid...
Singer Thandi Klaasen has died at 86
Singer Thandi Klaasen has died at 86
South African singer Thandi Klaasen has died at the age of 86 after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer recently. News of her death was...
​Mars mix might be TV’s future
​Mars mix might be TV’s future
The National Geographic Channel is known for its nature documentaries, not for fiction television. But the recently launched TV miniseries Mars seems...
Arts news : Cape Town gets a new art fair and Lady Skollie sexes up London
Arts news : Cape Town gets a new art fair and Lady Skollie sexes up London
Lady Skollie probes politics of lust in debut London show
On our Lists this week: Fugee, Afternoon Delight and 13th
On our Lists this week: Fugee, Afternoon Delight and 13th
The Reading ListThe Fatuous State of Severity: A collection of short stories by Phumlani Pikoli....
Dear 2017, forget what 2016 told you: We're alright
Dear 2017, forget what 2016 told you: We're alright
It was somewhere between a mercenary Kardashianesque publicity stunt featuring Rob and Blacc Chyna's InstaSpat and Kanye West making nice with...
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
I had pinky-sworn I’d never go to Kitcheners again. My reasons were not quite political. I just felt I had indulged it enough as a consumer. Last...
8 reasons to catch the Golden Globe awards tonight
8 reasons to catch the Golden Globe awards tonight
By now you might have heard about how Meryl Streep won the internet after her provocative and emotional speech as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille...
Meryl Streep uses Golden Globes to excoriate Trump in tearful acceptance speech
Meryl Streep uses Golden Globes to excoriate Trump in tearful acceptance speech
US actors turned the 2017 Golden Globe Awards into a scathing attack on Donald Trump, with several of the evening's winners using their acceptance...
​Languages speak of shared pasts
​Languages speak of shared pasts
Western Zimbabwe sounds like South Africa’s Limpopo and Northern Cape provinces.
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business...
Singer George Michael of Wham! fame dead at 53
Singer George Michael of Wham! fame dead at 53
British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England....

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