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Q&A Sessions: Lebo M — a lifetime of roaring

Lebo M tells us about his journey from South Africa to Hollywood, his days as a ballroom dancer and his successful battle against alcohol abuse.

Michael K Williams had a future as a Left activist

He wasn’t just one of the most talented actors in America. He was also in the middle of a political awakening, speaking out on issues ranging from police reform to reducing poverty

Meghna Singh and Simon Wood’s five creative inspirations behind ‘Container’

The creative partners behind the short virtual reality film ‘Container’ share their sources of inspiration

Screen Grab: An eastern western, way down South

In the acclaimed ‘Minari’, now streaming on Showmax, a Korean family start farming and fuming in the Ozarks

The ghosts of Memphis: The good, the bad, the rock ’n soul

The city where Martin Luther King Jr took his last breath remains haunted by urban blight, blues and soul

‘The Making of Mount Edgecombe’: A view of history from below

Indian indentured labourers’ lives are celebrated in a new book, Sugar Mill Barracks: The Making of Mount Edgecombe

Into outer space with a synthesiser: How Berlin’s free spaces nurtured avant-garde music

The cultural shifts in post-war Germany led to truly distinct forms of pop music, particularly in Berlin

The Portfolio: ‘neuf-3’ — a public art project in Saint-Denis, Paris

The ‘neuf-3’ art project, curated by Riason Naidoo, aims to pay tribute to the African communities of Saint-Denis — and of Paris

Review: Ghosts that cannot be contained

The short film Container, which straddles virtual reality and fine art installation, provides a visceral re-examination of both historical and late capitalism

Review: State capture is business as usual in ‘Vagabond’

The South Korean Netflix drama will resonate with audiences, for all the wrong reasons

Iron Curtain’s mutant funk: The fractions of Kyiv’s club music

Rules around live band repertoires in Ukraine under the Soviet Union gave birth to bizarre musical permutations

The Portfolio: Tshepiso Moropa digs up family treasures

Tshepiso Moropa used her parents’ marriage as inspiration for her latest collage, titled Til Death Do Us Apart

Screen Grab: ‘Inhuman Resources’ — Cantona hits dark places with his collar up

In 'Inhuman Resources', the former footballer switches off his roguish charm, to gripping effect

The day Thembe Mahlaba won an Emmy award

Thembe Mahlaba, one third of Pap Culture, recounts how the channel got into its groove

The Portfolio: How Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry gave Bob Marley his chops

An extract from the biography ‘People Funny Boy’: how the maverick producer transformed the sound of reggae and its number-one group

Lewis Nkosi and All the Things We Could Be by Now if We Were Free

The focus of a new book on Lewis Nkosi is his plays rather than his tsotsi-like critiques

Review: Koleka Putuma brings black women history back into the fold

The poet’s new book does the necessary work of reinscribing women into history, but is it poetry

Growing up among the traders at the Oriental Plaza

This is an edited extract from Razina Theba’s new book 'A Home on Vorster Street: A Memoir'
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