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Open City Film: 8 films, 3 days

Joan Legalamitlwa, the curator of Open City Film, knows that films deserve seated respect, not nose-around-the-corner sniffing at

Socially Queer: LGBTIQ+ content creators you should know

If you don’t know of them already, be sure to follow our selection of some of South Africa’s top LGBTIQ+ content creators, from Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane to Thando Hlophe

The Portfolio: Creator Zoey Black produces queer- and trans-focused content

Zoey Black’s YouTube channel covers everything from her journey as a trans woman to tips on using a camera

‘Touch: Sex, Sexuality and Sensuality’ — the erotic in action

Full to the point of rupture, Touch still leaves the reader yearning for more

We’re queer and we’re fucking here

Just in time for Pride Month, a mythbusting guide to queer sex for the straight guy (and gal)

Screen Grab: Try the snake linguini in ‘Succession’

HBO’s ‘Succession’ is back, at last — and as bitterly gripping as ever

Nakhane: ‘Why do they care so much?’

The artist Nakhane is fatigued by the idea that lifestyle choices are ‘other people’s business’

The European Film Festival hits South African screens

The free online festival, opening today, projects a complex mosaic of a continent under stress

Screen Grab: A demon of tedium stalks the ‘Midnight Mass’

Mike Flanagan’s Netflix horror series might make you scream for the wrong reason: its heroes are haunted by self-help bollocks

Dambudzo Marechera: The biggest tree in the savannah

Dambudzo Marechera continues to nourish Zimbabweans’ cultural lives — and literary tourists from northern climes

The Portfolio: ‘How photographer Bongani Mnguni saw his death coming’

Lucia Mnguni remembers her husband Bongani Mnguni, who photographed some of South Africa’s most turbulent events

Forgotten spools: Looking through the archive of Cynthia Mavuso

Cynthia Mavuso’s practice was fiercely communal and driven by mentorship. In this edited discussion transcript, Salebo Mlangeni and Thule Mavuso remember ‘CS’ through her photos

The darkroom process of Black Photo Libraries

A book of photographers with no photographs highlights the ownership battles black lensmen are still battling

The abysmal state of South Africa’s photo archives

With most photographers struggling to raise capital to digitise work, those that have managed to do so have mostly used their own resources

Black Photo Libraries: Peter Magubane on the struggle for documentation

Peter Magubane, whose images set him on a collision course with the apartheid government, pays tribute to his colleagues in this foreword to a new book

Self-knowledge and discipline were at  the root of Sibongile Khumalo’s success

Given an early start in music, the singer’s artistry was deeply rooted in indigenous forms and she happily championed and nurtured young artists

Why place matters in celebrating Jo’burg’s club history

The history of clubbing in Jo’burg is less about physical space and fading memories, but about the sheer, frightful necessity of dancing

Why ‘Live at the Market Theatre’ is a monument

In 1998, Sibongile Khumalo and other musicians recorded an odyssey through SA’s musical landscape. Decades later, it helped Thandi Ntuli find her way to self

The Portfolio: Herbie Tsoaeli remembers Sibongile Khumalo’s professionalism and wicked humour

The bassist says the versatile singer ‘knew her story’ in the music