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NLite bring supple musicality for their self-titled debut

Cascading between moods and styles, the nine tracks on NLite’s album offer a lightness of spirit

Review: The eternal splendour of ‘Lovers Rock’

Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’, part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology, is an ethereal interlude that takes us inside the blues party bubble

Khulekani Mayisa: Poetry in the polemic

Khulekani Mayisa’s new film, Power to the Purple, is an intensely personal collaborative project

The Portfolio: Megan Ross

Author and poet Megan Ross designs books and cover artwork for a living. She speaks to Kwanele Sosibo about her process

Q&A with author Mia Arderne: ‘A prayer for the jol not to end

Mia Arderne’s Mermaid Fillet was a lifetime in the making. The author’s vulnerability gives the book superpowers

Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel

The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up

‘Again She Reigns’: In communion with a pantheon of saints

Multidisciplinary project Again She Reigns by Carla Fonseca and Nthato Mokgata finds firm footing as an album

Abracadabra: The magic of Jay Electronica

The elusive rapper’s recent confounding and reluctant releases are rap as liberation theology

Totally gone mad: Covid-19 and the Trump presidency

Tracing America’s bungling of the containment of the coronavirus, Totally Under Control unveils the deep rot in Trump’s presidency

Phumlani Pikoli and the art of quitting school to make it

Writer, skater and filmmaker Phumlani Pikoli says his artistic intention was ‘to play’

Review: The land is not to be outdone in ‘Dust’

Pieter du Plessis’s post-apocalyptic film throws up some interesting questions, but it also needs to work a little harder

Bob, Doctor and that oddball South African classic, ‘Get Funky’

Doctor Khumalo remembers his late friend Bob Mabena and their time working together on ‘Get Funky’

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