Lisa Van Wyk

The Hunger Games: Casting by colour

Why are some people so upset that the black characters in the novel are still black in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games?

From the outside, looking in

While President Zuma delivered his Human Rights Day speech in Soweto, attendees told the M&G that human rights aren't a reality for many South Africans.

Durban’s white elephants left to rot

For the past two years, Andries Botha's incomplete elephant sculptures have stood abandoned in Warwick Junction, Durban, slowly being destroyed.

Treasure house of the mind

The newly refurbished Johannesburg City library aims to re-establish the historic building's reputation as the "heart of the city".

Valentine’s Day cards gone wrong

Everyone needs a cheesy Valentine's Day card. Especially Jacob Zuma, Barack Obama and Luis Suarez.

Famous females, fatal flaws

Whitney Houston joins a long list of women whose fame and success have been overshadowed by personal tragedy and addictions.

Social media 101: Tweeting with Ms Thema

Notorious tweeter Nonhle Thema walks us through some of the finer points of <em>M&G</em>'s new social media policy.

God in the details

The new Nizamiye Mosque in Midrand features the extraordinary attention to detail and proportion that are characteristics of Ottoman design.

Mbongeni Ngema: Lion of the stage

Since making an indelible mark on South African theatre with <em>Woza Albert!</em>, Mbongeni Ngema has become mired in controversy.

Trevor Noah: It’s the way he tells ’em

"Unanimous praise" is seldom really unanimous -- unless you're talking about Trevor Noah's appearance on <i>The Tonight Show with Jay Leno</i>.

Giving music wings

The <em>M&G</em> speaks to the founder of new online music service Airborne about how SA artists can make the most of an enormous internet audience.

From moaning to merrymaking: Live from Mangaung

Judging by responses to the ANC's birthday bash, the organisers should have skipped the preaching and headed straight for the party.

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