Arts and Culture

​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...
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....
2016 in literature: Politics and life dominate SA's book scene
2016 in literature: Politics and life dominate SA's book scene
Life writing — biography, autobiography, memoir and testimony — has long been a rich genre for South African writers. This past year...
​Stop right now! Go and feed the  soul you starved in 2016 ...
​Stop right now! Go and feed the  soul you starved in 2016 ...
The gods of spare time have come around with the keys to your freedom. Freedom from work, schedules and deadlines. Free from that Whatsapp group...
​If you’re broke, have a staycation and binge-watch some TV classics
​If you’re broke, have a staycation and binge-watch some TV classics
For families planning on spending the holidays on the couch, indulge in a binge-watch of shows you had to feign knowledge of in the office this...
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
In the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal and in its urban crevices, believers on either side of the Nazareth Baptist Church will say one thing in...
Blooming from where you once bled
Blooming from where you once bled
“Never forget that justice is what love feels like in public, just like tenderness is what love feels like in private" - Cornel West...
​They say if you really love something, let it go
​They say if you really love something, let it go
When I stop eating meat seven weeks ago, it is not because of grand ideological reasoning. No weight-related motivation. No pressure from vegans or...

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