Alex Sudheim

Durban’s debut

DURBAN is renowned generally for its beaches, bananas and blonde bikini brigades. It's also got the dubious reputation of being a cultural backwater whose...

Greig Coetzee is feeling feisty

Alex Sudheim finds out why Greig Coetzee's <i>Johnny Boskak Is Feeling Funny</i> shares parallels with Martin Scorsese's <i>Taxi Driver</i>.

Skipping through a mind field

''After having just seen Mind Games I'm waiting at the theatre bar to interview its creator and star, Marc Salem. And I can't decide whether I should make a break for it or silently pray that his publicist will phone to tell me Salem doesn't feel up to it.'' Alex Sudheim opens herself to a real mind bender.

Paying tribute to Trevor

Dead at 47 from an untimely heart attack, the most singular satirist South African art has ever known was felled in his prime. Trevor Makhoba left behind a truncated legacy of blisteringly brilliant paintings. Durban's BAT Centre is honouring the legacy of the city's most controversial son, writes Alex Sudheim.

Night surfing in Durbs

Alex Sudheim gives the lowdown on what's cooking in Durban and surrounds this festive season.

Taking the classics to the country

Tohe "Kokstad Concerto" might not roll off the tongue quite like the Brandenburg Concerto, but one can't help wondering what Johann Sebastian Bach, the 18th-century composer of the latter, would have come up with had he been commissioned to create the former.

Dead body of work

Alex Sudheim visits Kathryn Smith's latest exhibition, Euphemism, and describes it as ''a sprawling, frustrating, incoherent exhibition by the 2004 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year''.

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